M2: How to develop, implement and monitor national action plans for safer healthcare

Monday 20 June 2022 | 09:00-10:30

Format: Workshop
Stream: Safety
Content filters: Features discussion of improvement methodology

The WHO calls for healthcare systems around the world to develop action plans to improve patient safety. In this session lessons and results from the design, development, implementation and monitoring of patient safety action plans will be shared and discussed.

Academic experts, international country representatives and patient representatives will share insights and experiences. Participants will engage in interactive discussions about the challenges and ways forward to achieve the transition from error management to system change.

The session is jointly hosted by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare and The Swedish National Cooperation Group for Patient Safety.

After this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand and discuss the global work by the WHO and how countries with different contexts approach patient safety

  • Understand how science based knowledge, and patients and other stakeholders involvement, can be used in designing and developing action plans

  • Apply knowledge about the transition from national action plan to implementation in different healthcare systems and levels

  • Discuss the benefits of a system perspective in monitoring and sharing results in patient safety

Olivia Wigzell, National Board of Health and Welfare; Sweden

Axel Ros, Region Jönköping County; Sweden

Charles Vincent, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford; England