Danish Society for Patient Safety
Danish Society for Patient Safety (PS!) is an independent, nonprofit organization working to improve patient safety across Danish healthcare. PS! was founded, and is supported by, all major stakeholders in Danish healthcare. PS! strives to create sustainable healthcare, undertaking small and large scale improvement projects in collaboration with our partners.
Danish Supporting Partners
Danish Regions is the interest organization for the five regions in Denmark. The overall mission is to safeguard the interests of the regions nationally and internationally. Danish Regions is run by a board of elected regional politicians from the five regions, and the board is appointed for a four-year period.
The North Denmark region
The North Denmark region is one of five regions in Denmark and has 578,839 citizens. The North Denmark Region is responsible for three main tasks – Healthcare, Regional Development and Social Services and Special Education. The Health Care Sector is the main task for North Denmark Region. The budget of the North Denmark Region is approximately 11,5 B DKK (1.54 B Euro) with over 90% in the Health Care Sector.
Central Denmark Region
The primary responsibility of Central Denmark Region is healthcare. This includes being responsible for the nine somatic hospitals and eight psychiatric hospital departments, pre-hospital emergency services, general practitioners and practising specialist doctors. The region also operates a number of specialised social care institutions in agreement with local municipalities.
Region of Southern Denmark
The most important task of the Region of Southern Denmark is to operate the healthcare service in Southern Denmark. The Region also handles specialist assignments in the field of social services, and in relation to both children and adults with disabilities. Finally, the Region is responsible for assuring and coordinating development in Southern Denmark. The Region of Southern Denmark has an annual budget of approximately 25 billion DKK.
Region Zealand’s vision is to create the best framework for sustainable growth and quality of life for its citizens. Region Zealand performs two main tasks: Regional development and an operational enterprise in the area of healthcare and social affairs. Region Zealand safeguards tasks, services and interests for a total of 821,000 citizens. Region Zealand is the region’s largest workplace with more than 17,000 employees and a total budget of approximately 18,7 billion DKK.
Capital Region of Denmark
The Capital Region of Denmark consists of 29 municipalities and inhabits around 1,8 million people. With around 36,000 employees spread out across seven hospitals, the Capital Region of Denmark runs the nation’s largest health system. Besides healthcare the Capital Region of Denmark is responsible for environmental, business and social issues.
Danish Medical Association
The specific objectives of the DMA are to unite Danish doctors in order to protect the interests of the medical profession, and to serve as the body through which the influence of the medical profession may be exercised on general social issues in the best interest of health and the health care system.
Danish Nurses Organization
The Danish Nurses Organization (DNO) handles the interest of approximate 77000 (85 %) nurses. We focus on health political issues, development and research in nursing, and cooperation with other organizations, national and across International borders. We strive towards better conditions to nurses salary, working condition and nursing profession of high quality and patient safety.
Association of Danish Pharmacies
Association of Danish Pharmacies is the employer and professional organisation of the pharmacies. The 202 members of the Association are all proprietor pharmacists in Denmark and employ about 5.600 employees at the Danish pharmacies. The Association’s Executive Board has the overall responsibility for the Association’s activities and political work.
Danish Society for Quality in Health Care (DSKS)
The Danish Society for Quality in Health Care is a scientific society aiming to support quality improvement in the Danish healthcare sector. The society is a forum for presentation and discussion of QI methods and the results of the use of these methods in health promotion, disease prevention, diagnostics, treatment, rehabilitation and care.
International Supporting Partners
The NVZ is the trade association for general hospitals and specialist institutions in the Netherlands. We represent the interests of our members where healthcare, the economy, and society are concerned. The NVZ also represents Dutch hospitals’ interests abroad. In Europe, through HOPE and HOSPEEM, we join European politicians in Brussels in their discussions around healthcare. In addition, the NVZ is a member of the International Hospital Federation (IHF).
Norwegian Patient Safety Programme
Launched in 2011, the Norwegian Patient Safety Programme aims to reduce preventable patient harm, establishing lasting structures for patient safety and improve patient safety culture in the health and care services. It is a nation-wide program that applies to all levels of the health and care services.
Singapore Healthcare Improvement Network (SHINe)
The Singapore Healthcare Improvement Network (SHINe) is an umbrella group composed of 33 member healthcare organisations including Ministry of Health, Agency for Integrated Care, acute care hospitals, speciality centres, polyclinics and community hospitals whom are collectively committed to better health, better care and lower cost care to patients. The Network aims to accelerate the pace and scale of improvement, leading to system-wide, transformative healthcare in Singapore. It is also a network for members to collaborate and learn from each other to develop, implement and modify patient safety and quality improvement in their respective organisation, as well as influence and effect the national quality improvement agenda.
Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) is an improvement organisation providing better quality health and social care for the people of Scotland. HIS enable people to make informed decisions about their care and treatment and help health and social care organisations to redesign and continuously improve services.
NHS Education for Scotland
NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is an education and training body and a special health board within NHS Scotland, with responsibility of developing and delivering education and training for the healthcare workforce in Scotland. NES has a Scotland wide role in undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development.
The Scottish Government is the devolved government for Scotland and has a range of responsibilities that include: the economy, education, health, justice, rural affairs, housing, environment, equal opportunities, consumer advocacy and advice, transport and taxation.
Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR)
SALAR is an employers’ organisation and an organisation that represents and advocates for local government in Sweden. All of Sweden’s municipalities and regions are members of SALAR.
SALAR is the largest employer organisation in Sweden. We also represent and advocate for local government by raising issues, acting decisively and enlightening public opinion. Our ambition is to be one step ahead and to shed light on important changes outside local government that affect our members. SALAR is a politically run organisation.
Quality Improvement In Health And Social Care (HSCQI)
Designing an infrastructure to improve health & social care in Northern Ireland. Inspiring: Connecting: Improving.
Health Service Executive
The Health Service Executive (HSE) is responsible for the provision of health and personal social services for everyone living in Ireland, with public funds.