Quality and safety in the independent healthcare sector 2023

Patient Safety Specialist

The NHS Patient Safety strategy includes the requirement to appoint Patient Safety Specialists (PSS). This is a key role within organisations who deliver NHS funded care. Currently there are 67 PSS recorded on the national database including Community Interest Companies, mental health providers, NHS providers and independent healthcare providers. Some organisations have more than one PSS in post. At the time of writing, 12 IHPN members have a Patient Safety Specialist as well as IHPN. 

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