Mid Essex CCG has signed up to the five pledges of the Sign Up To Safety, a national campaign which aims to reduce avoidable harm by 50% and save 6000 lives nationally over the next three years.
The five pledges are:
Put safety first - commit to reduce avoidable harm in the NHS by half and make public the goals and plans developed locally.
Continually learn - make organisations more resilient to risks, by acting on feedback from patients and by constantly measuring and monitoring how safe services are.
Honesty - be transparent with people about their progress to tackle patient safety issues and support staff to be candid with patients and their families if something goes wrong.
Collaborate - take a leading role in supporting local collaborative learning, so that improvements are made across all of the local services that patients use.
Support - help people understand why things go wrong and how to put them right. Give staff the time and support to improve and celebrate the progress.