About the Network

The Safer Healthcare and Biosafety Network is an independent forum focused on improving healthcare worker and patient safety and caring for those who care for us.

It is made up of clinicians, professional associations, trades unions and employers, patient organisations, industry, and government agencies with the shared objective to prevent occupational and patient safety incidents and improve occupational health and safety and patient safety in healthcare. The Network was originally founded in 1999 as the Safer Needles Network to protect healthcare workers from needlestick injuries.

In recent years the Network has expanded its agenda to drive awareness and promote a greater range of safer practices and new technology and the role they can play in improving healthcare worker and patient safety standards.

Supporters

The Safer Healthcare and Biosafety Network is supported by the following organisations.

  • UK HSA
  • Boston Scientific
  • Stryker
  • Unison
  • RCN
  • phs
  • PASG-NHS
  • NHS Wales
  • NHS Supply Chain
  • NHS Resolution
  • NHS Improvement
  • NHS England
  • NHS Employers
  • NHS Confederation
  • NASHiCS
  • iosh
  • HSE
  • CQC
  • BMA
  • BDIA
  • BDA
  • ABHI
  • AAGBNI