Beginning with the National Patient Safety Consortium in January 2014, several invitational meetings were held to identify specific actions to make meaningful progress in patient safety across the country. Consortium, summit and roundtable participants came from across the country representing patients and families, national and provincial quality and patient safety organizations, ministries of health, professional associations and health care delivery organizations.
Following each meeting an action plan was developed with active involvement of meeting participants from:
The individual summit and roundtable action plans weave together in what we refer to as the Integrated Patient Safety Action Plan.
Although specific themes were identified in each action plan to reflect the area of focus, when all the themes and actions are considered as a collective, four overarching themes clearly percolate to the surface:
- Patients and Families
- Providers, Leaders and Policy Makers
- Measuring and Learning to Improve
The Integrated Patient Safety Action Plan is built upon an unprecedented level of collaboration and shared leadership in patient safety across Canada. The Integrated Patient Safety Action Plan is dynamic and will be updated on an ongoing basis.
The Consortium, the individual summit and roundtable action plans and the Integrated Patient Safety Action Plan are connected through a voluntary structure to support the shared purpose: to drive a shared action plan for safer healthcare for Canadians.
Check back for progress updates on the Integrated Patient Safety Action Plan.