E8: Data, learning and improvement: two approaches to national leadership for system change in safety – the Development of the Patient Safety Incident Management (DPSIMS) project and Reducing the risk of Antimicrobial Resistance

Top down and bottom up – two approaches to learning from different national data sets and using them to reduce risk of harm across the system. What are the challenges? Can it succeed? What does success look like? The NHS Improvement Patient Safety Team describe two approaches to delivering system change at a national level to drive safer patient care at pace. Join us in a learning journey and be amazed at what is possible.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand how a national patient safety incident reporting system is being developed for England

  • What contributes to user-friendly, accessible, and worthwhile national data sets?

  • What does successful safety improvement look like?


Lucie Mussett, Patient Safety Lead, the Development of the Patient Safety Incident Management System (DPSIMS), Patient Safety
Elizabeth Beech, Pharmacist, NHS Bath and North East Somerset CCG and National Project Lead Healthcare Acquired Infection and Antimicrobial Resistance, NHS Improvement