Patient Safety and Quality Strategy
This strategy sets out how the College will support patient safety. It falls under the strategic objective to promote excellence and advance knowledge in pathology practice.
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Patient safety is one of the most significant concerns across the NHS and a key priority for the College.
Three themes underpin this strategy: safety culture, continuous improvement and encouraging involvement – of pathology professionals as well as patients, families, carers and other lay people – in the provision of ever safer care in pathology.
Through this strategy, the College aims to engage and empower pathologists and their teams, at all stages in their careers, to continuously improve the safety of the services and care they provide. The College will support the development of safer cultures and systems with patient-centred collaborative working across the interfaces of care.
We will work in partnership with our membership, patients, the public, specialist societies and external bodies to ensure that the contribution of all pathology specialties to patient safety and quality of care is recognised.