Patient Safety Learning responds to the AHSN Network Strategy for Patient Safety


  • 9th July 2019

(LONDON, UK, 9 July 2019) – In June 2019, the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), established by NHS England in 2013 and re-licensed from April 2018 to operate as the key innovation arm of the NHS, invited comment on their proposed patient safety strategy.

The strategy aims to demonstrate the added value that can be brought to patient safety by the AHSNs working much more collaboratively.

Chief Executive of Patient Safety Learning, Helen Hughes, has responded to the strategy. Helen comments: "We see the potential of the AHSN Network: the capability and expertise, the desire to make a real difference and a belief in collaboration. We want to see this potential realised, and Patient Safety Learning wants to help."

See Helen's response in full.

The deadline for comment has now passed, and the AHSN Network will launch its strategy at NHS Expo in September.


Note to editors

Patient Safety Learning is a charity. We help transform safety in health and social care, creating a world where patients are free from harm.

We identify the critical factors that affect patient safety and analyse the systemic reasons they fail. We use what we learn to envision safer care. We recommend how to get there. Then we act to help make it happen.

Patient Safety Learning’s latest report, A Blueprint for Action, can be downloaded on our website.

For more information, contact

Margot Knight, Communications and Marketing Manager, Patient Safety Learning
E: [email protected]


Helen Hughes, Chief Executive, Patient Safety Learning
T: +44 (0) 7793 550855
E: [email protected]

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