What is a safety culture?
A safety culture is at the heart of helping people work safely. The right culture is one that is kind and fair (often referred to as ‘just’) and helps people build strong relationships with each other. We believe it is essential to better care for those who care for patients to foster a safety culture where you are.
Connecting through conversations
Thousands of people have experienced for themselves how different it feels to be part of a conversation where kindness, curiosity and humility are front of mind. It is the very foundation of working safely. You don’t need to wait for permission to seize your chance to make change happen.
Kindness is key to helping a safety culture grow.
Everywhere we look more and more people are understanding that how we behave and the values we live by can have the most significant impact on our work and every aspect of our lives.
How we can help you
The right conditions and mind-set are needed to help bring about a strong safety culture where people feel cared for and supported. This isn’t about something ‘new’ or a ‘quick fix’ thrown at front line staff as the latest fad. We can help you experience and role model the values, attitudes and behaviours that help you work safely.
Are you really listening, or are you just waiting for your turn to talk?
“There is a growing recognition that kindness is vital for human connections and relationships. However, it is often seen as ‘fluffy’ to talk about being kind or compassionate or caring. It is seen as more of an afterthought than a driving force…”
“At the start of our journey at University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire we had relatively low incident reporting rates and staff were telling us that they didn’t hear about the outcome of incident reports…”
When Sign up to Safety launched back in 2014, we aspired to bring organisations together behind a common purpose; to create the conditions for making care safer. We started with just 12 but before we knew it, we had grown and grown and we’re now a community of over 500 organisations and practices from across the NHS and beyond.
Sign up to Safety comes to an end in March 2019, so we are no longer encouraging new members to join. But if you’d like to receive our free fortnightly newsletter full of advice, latest thinking, opinion and encouragement, which will run right up until then, you can join the mailing list below.
About our membership
Since 2014 our community has connected organisations and individuals who are working hard to make care safer. Although our day to day work may differ from person to person, we all want the same thing; to help the right safety culture grow and flourish.
We have supported our members to work on what matters to them, and to understand how caring for each other and building strong relationships can help. Over the years we provided information and insights to help in convincing others to give it a go, as well as ideas and positive encouragement. All in an easily digestible format via our website, social media and newsletter.
Our aim has been to inspire people to play your part in making patient safety everybody’s responsibility, and a positive and empowering approach to learning the norm, not the exception.
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