Three national workstreams form the backbone of the work of the Patient Safety programme.  The Patient Safety Measurement Unit supports workstreams to evidence improvement and assess impact by:

  • developing measurement frameworks and accompanying operational definitions,
  • data sourcing
  • interpretation
  • data management
  • analysis and visualisation

Click on the links below to learn more about measurement in each workstream, view associated data and, where relevant, complete your data collections


  • Deterioration

    Reduce avoidable harm and enhance the outcomes and experience of patients who are deteriorating across England through improved recognition, response and conversation. 

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  • Maternity and Neonatal

    A three-year programme to support improvement in the quality and safety of maternity and neonatal units across England.

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  • Safety Culture

    Through the culture work stream, we aim to help create the conditions that will enable health care organisations to nurture and develop a culture of safety.

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