Scottish Patient Safety Programme introduced by SNP Government in 2007 praised by leading European expert


From SNP Media:

The Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP), introduced by the SNP Scottish Government in 2007, has been praised by a leading European expert on patient safety.
 
In Westminster’s Health Committee, Dr Pelle Gustafson, CMO at Swedish Patient Insurer, responded with “Scotland”, when he was asked which country he would hold at the very top pillar with regards to patient safety. 

Dr Gustfason said: “If you take all preventative work in regard to patient safety, I would say Scotland, I am personally very impressed with Scotland. I think in Scotland you have a long tradition of working, you have a development in the right direction and you also have a system which is fairly equal all over the place. You have improvement activities going on. So I am very impressed by Scotland”. He added that the UK could learn a lot from the Nordic countries in this area but also that the Nordic countries could learn a lot from Scotland.
 
Commenting, SNP Health spokesperson at Westminster and Health Committee member, Martyn Day MP, said:
 
“It’s great to hear Scotland’s Patient Safety Programme be praised by experts elsewhere in the world and vindicates the hard work and care of NHS Scotland staff. I’d like to congratulate them and thank them for all that they do.

“Since being introduced, the SPSP has cut the number of hospital and post surgical deaths and complications.

“This international recognition also shows the positive direction Scotland is headed and what we can do when we have full control over decisions. Think how much more we could do to help people in all areas of life if we had the full powers of independence.
 
“While the UK Parliament is still twiddling its thumbs over bringing in a patient safety programme, Scotland’s has been helping the people in Scotland for fifteen years. I would urge the UK Health Secretary to follow our lead and bring one in as soon as possible – it could save lives.”
 
ENDS
 
Notes for editors:
 
Dr Philippa Whitford on Twitter: “Great to hear #ScottishPatientSafetyProgram praised by leading Swedish expert in WM Health Committee. Introduced in 2007 – safety program cut hospital & post surgical deaths + complications such as pressure sores, sepsis, wound infections, etc. Well done #NHSScot staff!”
 
You can watch the question and response here. VIDEO
 
Gregor Smith on Twitter: “Great to see more international recognition for #SPSP – it wouldn’t be where it is without the vision & leadership given by @jasonleitch Jane Murkin and others, especially in those early days. Now, there’s skilled QI leaders embedded throughout system thanks to them.”
 

6 thoughts on “Scottish Patient Safety Programme introduced by SNP Government in 2007 praised by leading European expert

  1. Perhaps much of what’s admirable and most respectable happens too quietly here in Scotland? After all, to use this quotation is an example: Dr Gustfason said: “If you take all preventative work in regard to patient safety, I would say Scotland, I am personally very impressed with Scotland”… I’ve only found this by chance!

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    1. Scottish success is systematically deminished by the British state, unless it can be appropriated. As the British continue to debase themselvfes across the world we are seeing more instances like this where foreign Governments are recognising Scottish achievements that must stick in the throats of the British. This is a good example, COP26 is another, and so on.

      If you listen to the clip in the link you also see a fine example of Scottish success being either burried or appropriated – the chair stated he tried to get our guy to move to England – that’s how the British work – appropriation.

      Scottish achievement in any field (covid response being a prime example) is diluted into British mediocrity as a matter of policy unless it can be fully appropriated, branded with a union flag and sold back to us on the One Show. Governance by gaslighting.

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  2. Great stuff!
    Will Scotland colonial media report on this?
    An interview on Repressing Scotland tonight? With Lisa?
    How about the Herald with Arlene?
    I would expect Wee Sandesh to be bursting a gut to praise this!

    Nope. How disappointing. How very expected.

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  3. O/T.
    DRossie has finally come out as wanting Boris to go–just like the rest of us.
    Of course we want him to go because he is a danger to the public, a liar, fraud, huckster, cheat, womaniser, corrupt crook—and many other creepy things you wouldn’t want to mention in front of the Minister..
    DRossie wants him to go, because himself and his wee “party” are in big trouble–facing a wipe-out. He hopes Boris leaving will give HIM a fresh start.
    What if Boris sticks?
    Will DRossie lose the whip?
    He will find that Bowie and the rest of his pals, if they’re behind him, its because they are carrying a knife.

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    1. “What if Boris sticks?
      Will DRossie lose the whip?
      He will find that Bowie and the rest of his pals, if they’re behind him, its because they are carrying a knife.”

      They will front it out expecting no consequence. Ross was playing to the domestic audience. Bowie is still totally wrapped up in his fantasy dressing up a as Barbie doll complex for tv appearances – a Klaus Barbie if you will. Either way, he’s a made up rat. Ross is a placed joke. He is there to gaslight Scotland. Sorry to say, he does it well.

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  4. Of course the BBC couldn’t report on this good news for Scotland they are too busy running a campaign to get rid of a PM they see as a threat to the Union.
    If the BBC fail in this task after drumming it into everyone’s head that Bojo is a bad man . . . . they will have put the Union at greater risk!

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