Patient safety

Patients for Patient Safety


"A world in which patients are treated as partners in efforts to prevent all avoidable harm in health care. PFPS calls for honesty, openness and transparency, and aims to make the reduction of health-care errors a basic human right that preserves life around the world.”

London Declaration, 2005


A global network for safer care



PFPS is building a global patient-led movement to encourage partnership, promote empowerment and inspire action on patient safety around the world.

Patient engagement in medication safety



Unsafe use of medication is a major global health problem. PFPS is collaborating with others to promote patient and community involvement in efforts to improve medication safety around the world

Mother Baby 7 Day mCheck Tool

A patient-led approach to improve maternal and newborn health – PFPS has been working with patient advocates, communities and health workers around the world, to develop an innovative tool to empower mothers and their families in the first 7 days following childbirth.

The mother baby 7 day mCheck tool aims to increase knowledge of potential danger signs in mother and baby, and to promote appropriate health-seeking behaviour.

PFPS


Patients for Patient Safety (PFPS) is a programme that brings together patients, providers, policy-makers and those effected by harm, who are dedicated to improving health-care safety through advocacy, collaboration and partnership. Millions of patients around the world are suffering every year due to preventable harm in health care and PFPS believes that safety will be improved if patients are placed at the centre of care and included as full partners.


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  • A Global Network
    PFPS is building a global patient-led movement to encourage partnership, promote empowerment and inspire action on patient safety around the world.
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  • PFPS in Action
    PFPS advocacy, awareness raising and improvement initiatives.