#5 Patient Safety
EQuiP Working Group on Patient Safety
By Isabelle Dupie (France) and Andrée Rochfort (Ireland)
EQuiP Working Group Leaders on Patient Safety, incl. Professional Health
The 49th EQuiP Assembly Meeting held in April 2016 in Prague was themed 'Patient Safety in General Practice'. Further, the 51st EQuiP Assembly Meeting held in March 2017 in Dublin was themed 'Patient Safety in General Practice'.
Media and Resources
Please consult the interactive Prague ePDF for PP slides, video recordings, and take home messages from the #1 event (Prague 2016)
Please consult the interactive Dublin ePDF for PP slides, video recordings, and take home messages from the #2 event (Dublin 2017)
Please read the 53rd EQuiP Assembly Meeting Working Group Report (2018) [Patient Safety]
Please read the 53rd EQuiP Assembly Meeting Working Group Report (2018) [Professional Health]
WHO and Patient Safety
Universal coverage has become a priority goal for the World Health Organization (WHO) and its Member States, and providing accessible and safe primary care is essential towards meeting that goal.
The WHO Patient Safety Programme has initiated the "Safer Primary Care" project whose goal is to advance the understanding and knowledge about:
- The risks to patients in primary care
- The magnitude and nature of the preventable harm due to unsafe practices in these settings
- Safe mechanisms to protect primary care patients
Read much more about 'Safer Primary Care' here.