Published: 2 October, 2023

Staff members have increased their understanding of patient safety as a result of gtd academy’s theme of the month.

In support of World Patient Safety Day, which was held on 17 September, a series of educational workshops were delivered throughout the month. The workshops aimed to enhance the workforce’s knowledge and skills and champion a culture of safety within the organisation.

Joanne Evans, gtd academy manager, said the initiative proved to be a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness, increase learning and share key information.

“Ensuring our staff have continuous growth and development is essential in delivering high-quality patient care,” she said.

Ben Cain, patient safety manager, hosted the workshops and said patient safety focuses on reducing risks, responding to incidents, and improving processes.

“By educating our workforce, we aim to improve the safety of all our services,” he said.

“It was great to see members of staff from across the organisation participate in the sessions, which aimed to maximise patient safety within workplaces.

“The workshops covered a range of topics, including an introduction to the world of patient safety, an understanding of how the organisation handles incident reporting and an update on the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework’s progress.”

The theme of the month was not only a platform for knowledge sharing but also an opportunity for staff members to engage in open discussions, share experiences and learn from one another.

World Patient Safety Day was established by the World Health Organisation to promote patient safety as a global health priority.

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