Patient safety is the prevention of errors and adverse effects associated with healthcare.
What we are doing
At the RCP we are committed to ensuring that there are high standards of safety for all patients receiving medical treatment across the NHS. The RCP patient safety strategy seeks to make safety an integral part of professionalism and provides practical tools to support this.
We have set up a working group on medication safety with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, British Pharmacological Society, Royal College of Nursing, Royal College of General Practitioners, NHS Improvement and NHS England. As a result of this work the collective has shared a repository of good practice.