Mid Essex CCG signed up to the five pledges of the ‘Sign Up To Safety’ national campaign when it was launched in 2014. This campaign is for everyone in every part of the NHS in England working together with the common goal of reducing harm and saving lives.
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.