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South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) has been shortlisted in the Changing Culture category of the HSJ Patient Safety awards.

These national awards recognise and reward outstanding practice within the NHS and independent healthcare organisations. Shortlisted entrants have demonstrated that their organisation has patient safety embedded at the heart of everything it does.

The culture of an organisation can make an extraordinary difference to the safety of its patients. SSSFT has developed a new safety framework to engage all staff in identifying lessons from serious incidents and ensuring learning is real and not tokenistic. Safety is embedded throughout the organisation, as evidenced by our assessment as ‘good’ in the safe category of our recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection.


Members of the team will now go to London for an interview and presentation to a specific judging panel made up of senior and influential figures from the health sector. The awards will then be announced at the Patient Safety Congress in July.

Therèsa Moyes, Director of Quality and Clinical Performance commented “tales of patient safety failings rightly receive huge amounts of attention, but too often we don’t hear about health staff who are working hard to deliver consistently good, safe care. We are delighted to have been included on this shortlist and look forward to sharing more of our passion and commitment to patient safety with the judges.”

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