WHO WE ARE
The European Patient Safety Foundation (EUPSF) is an independent, public interest foundation. It constitutes a neutral knowledge and best practices exchange platform for innovative, meaningful,
sustainable and replicable solutions for Patient Safety improvement.
The EUPSF is:
Is multi-speciality oriented;
Understands the specificity and importance of differences in culture and functioning of healthcare systems in different European countries;
Supports and collaborates with national/local patient safety actors;
Is based on a strong, constant and open dialogue between the patient safe stakeholders;
Recognises the role of human factor in patient safety improvement.
Founded in late 2013, the EUPSF has now launched new strategy and projects in collaboration with with the Affiliate Members.
Significant improvement in patient safety is possible by empowering patients and healthcare professionals through people-driven, collaborative, sustainable approaches.
TO IMPROVE PATIENT SAFETY IN EUROPE WE AIM FOR:
Empowering people for patient safety;
Developing innovative, meaningful, sustainable and replicable patient safety projects;
Creating a European multidisciplinary platform for exchanging knowledge and best practices;
Promoting and stimulating application of best practices that lead to long-lasting changes in safety culture in healthcare.
People Focus: We believe that development of safer healthcare system is only possible when we listen, empower, and support healthcare workers;
Collaboration: European, multi-specialty collaboration is essential to achieve sustainable improvement of patient safety in Europe.
Ethics: Integrity, honesty, mutual respect and clear ethical rules are crucial for the establishment of long-lasting partnerships.
Driving for quality: Anything we do, we do it well.
1) Strategic Multidisciplinary Cooperation
With National Patient Safety Associations, European Clinical Scientific Societies and other expert groups working on Patient Safety topics.
2) People Empowerment
Sharing information and providing resources for patients, families, clinicians, nurses and other healthcare providers.
3) Practical solutions for preventing avoidable harm
Promoting best practices for improvement of existing technologies, aspects and solutions that can help with preventing avoidable harm.