What is a safety culture?

A safety culture is at the heart of helping people work safely.  The right culture that is kind and fair (often referred to as ‘just’) supports effective conversations, relationships and connections.  To help develop the culture in your organisation you need to start by helping people talk to each other.

Conversations in action

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.

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Listening

It’s harder than you think but one of the most generous things to do…

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Asking Questions

Dig deeper, grow the conversation and discover more…

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Evidence

This work is grounded in evidence from across the world…

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Why it Matters

The right conversations can help make a safety culture a reality…

Kindness

Good conversations need kindness,
respect and humility

Kindness matters

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. Join us in making this year #kind2018.

How we can help you

The right conditions and mind-set are needed for your conversations to be useful. 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.

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  • Are you really listening, or are you just waiting for your turn to talk?

    Robert Montgomery Author
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Our experiences

We’re sharing yours and our experiences about
the power of conversation to help people
work safely.

What matters to me?
Dr.Phil Riddell

“There are many different aspects to picking a career that I feel is the correct one for me.  Whilst the technical and theoretical aspects are extremely important, they would not be complete without an added dimension- joy.”

Looking in the mirror
Cat Harrison

“Communicating with people is what I know and love. But I can honestly say that when we were developing the content for this website and reflecting on what the last few years’ had taught us about what did and didn’t help people work safely, I was in for a bit of a shock..”

Our members

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.

Our members

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.

About our membership

Our community connects 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 support our members to work on what matters to them, and to understand how talking to each other can help. We provide 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.

We aim to inspire you to play your part in making the shift from Safety I to Safety II a practical reality. This shift is making patient safety everybody’s responsibility, and a positive and empowering approach to learning the norm, not the exception. You can be part of it, creating a positive, strong safety culture, wherever you work and whatever your role.

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