The National Patient Safety Incidents Survey was launched today, 2 June.
The survey, which is being co-ordinated by the Department of Health, is the first part of a research process commissioned by the Independent Patient Safety Council to gather information on culture and values regarding the management of patient safety incidents in our health and social care services. Patients, service users, family, advocacy providers, healthcare staff and members of the public are invited to take part in the survey to share their views and experiences.
Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly said: “I welcome this opportunity to hear directly from people on their views and experiences of engaging with our health and social care services on patient safety incidents. This survey will assist the Department of Health in ensuring the legislation governing the management of patient safety incidents is modernised and up to date.
“This survey is welcomed progress as we work to develop, foster and embed a culture of open, honest and transparent communication across the health service, in particular for patients, service users and their families.”
The survey will close on Friday, 17 June, at 5 pm. Details on how to take part can be found here.