Explore the themes of patient safety

The resource centre is designed to help people working in the NHS to make care safer. It may also be useful for patients and the public, and those responsible for overseeing or commissioning care. We welcome your comments and feedback.

Safety management

Safety management is ultimately about ensuring that front line care is delivered reliably and safely to all patients. This section wil help you achieve this.


We know that good management of diabetes can lead to improved outcomes. This section help you find the resources that relate to the safer management of diabetes.

Frail older people

People in the UK are living longer, but not necessarily healthier, lives. This section helps you find resources to improve the safe management of frail older people.


Maternity is often called the NHS's 'shop window', with services used by 700,000 families in England every year.

Also available on this resource centre

Search all our resources on patient safety from the Health Foundation and across the web.