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Safety For All White Paper

The campaign is calling for improvements in, and between, patient and healthcare worker safety to prevent safety incidents and deliver better outcomes for all.

Coronavirus: lessons learned to date

Sixth Report of the Health and Social Care Committee and Third Report of the Science and Technology Committee of Session 2021–22

Government guidance continues to put staff and patients at risk from the airborne nature of Covid-19

Fresh Air NHS, Patient Safety Learning and the Safer Healthcare and Biosafety Network are calling for urgent change to the UK government’s guidelines on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Enhancing psychological safety in mental health services

This study provides an overview of the types of strategies and interventions for increasing the ethos of psychological safety.

Workforce Burnout and Resilience in the NHS and Social Care

Health and Social Care Committee Session Report on Burnout in the NHS

CQC’s Strategy from 2021

An outline of the CQC's new strategy, designed to ensure relevance, flexibility and responsiveness of regulation.

Blood and Body Fluid Exposures in 2020

An RCN survey into sharps injuries and mucocutaneous exposures in 2020

National Patient Safety Syllabus 2.0

A syllabus detailing the development of patient safety curricula for all NHS staff

RCN Nursing Workforce Standards

A new set of workforce standards from the RCN addressing patient safety, staffing levels, fair pay, and nurse wellbeing.

Guidance on Preventing Sharps Injuries in the MDR

Interpretation Guidance on Annex I, Points 11.1 and 22.2 of EU Regulation 2017/45 of the European Parliament and of the Council


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

  • Unison
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  • PHE
  • NHS Wales
  • NHS Supply Chain
  • NHS Resolution
  • NHS Improvement
  • NHS England
  • NHS Employers
  • NHS Confederation
  • iosh
  • HSE
  • CQC
  • BMA
  • BDIA
  • BDA
  • BD
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  • ABHI