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Evaluation of the Health Foundation's Safer Patient Network

Annette Lankshear and Karin Lowson of the York Health Economics Consortium have been awarded £400k over three years by the Health Foundation to evaluate the Safer Patient Network.  The aim of the study is to determine to what extent the Safer Patient Network has transformed the Safer Patient’s Initiative from a successful collaborative to a self-sustaining, member driven network committed to continually improving patient safety within the member organisations and beyond. 

It seeks to describe and document the story of the Safer Patient’s Network; observe and reflect on its emergent nature and properties and to understand the extent to which the SPN has mobilised learning across boundaries and embedded a culture of learning, both within and outside of member organisations.

The report is now available: Safer Patients Network Evaluation