Patient Safety

National Patient Safety Agency The National Patient Safety Agency is part of the NHS, and was established in 2001 with a mandate to identify patient safety issues and find appropriate solutions. As a result of the review of the Department of Health’s Arm’s Length Bodies undertaken in 2004, it was reformed into three separate divisions:

It is also responsible for commissioning and monitoring:

In Scotland, patient safety is the responsibility of NHS Quality Improvement Scotland.

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