More than 90% of acute trusts in England have now signed up to the Patient Safety First campaign, a year after it was launched.
So far 92% of acute trusts have officially signed up, along with 51% of mental health trusts and 58% of PCTs.
There has been 100% take-up among acute trusts in the North West, South West and Yorkshire and Humber. Regions with the lowest are South East Coast with 64% and London with 79%.
The campaign was launched this time last year at the 2008 NHS Confederation conference by a group of around 20 clinicians and managers with a desire to improve patient safety.
One of the senior nurses behind the initiative is Marie-Noelle Orzel, director of nursing at Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, who said the campaign was going ‘really well’. ‘Most hospitals are doing a range of projects to improve the quality and safety of care,’ she told Nursing Times.