The International Patient Safety Day (IPSD) is a campaign for all stakeholders in the health care system to work together to improve patient safety. It is all about getting European Primary Care Teams & Patients involved in:
Sharing awareness in patient safety in primary care
Experimenting new ideas to improve patient safety
Helping patients to contribute to their own safety
In April 2017, delegates from 45 countries agreed to elaborate a resolution in the wake of a plenary session of the national congress of family medecine in Paris that would make 17th September to be officially included in the WHO list as the World Day of Patient Safety.
Source: 2nd Global Ministerial Summit on Patient Safety in Bonn (Germany).
Healthcare organisations, institutions, academic organisations, companies, patient organisations – all are invited to participate in this day with their activities and ideas, for example:
Presentation of effective solutions to improve quality and safety in health care
Raising awareness amongst the public and media on key issues relating to patient safety
Information on activities in hospitals, care homes and general practice
Information for patients on how they can contribute to their own safety
Small everyday changes do more than great innovations or new spectacular knowledge!
Regularity of efforts and daily tests of quality improvement allow a better service to the person than radical changes
The goal is to create an event yearly to participate and support an international movement:
In 2018 the project is to make a video film illustrating that both patients and primary care professionals are able to implement a little change for a real improvement in patient safety
In 2019 the project is to organize an international movement for deprescribing