Board Assurance Product – Patient Safety

June 2010

Ensuring safer care is a pivotal role for the board. With evidence showing that the board’s leadership and assurance roles being critical to building safer organisations this board assurance prompt helps boards understand the issue, and navigate their way through a stepped improvement programme to build an organisation which addresses head-on the patient safety epidemic.


Drawn from the GGI report by Andrew Corbett-Nolan and Jonathan Hazan ‘What every healthcare board needs to know about patient safety’ (GGI 2010) this BAP can be used by boards for their yearly focus on patient safety to support CNST accreditation. GGI facilitate patient safety ‘lock-ins’ for boards to bring directors up to speed on latest thinking about patient safety and to be assured that the board is on top of the safer care within their own organisation.

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Andrew Corbett-Nolan

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