RCSEd is committed to the global health priority of patient safety
All of the work of The College is underpinned by a commitment to improving patient safety. See more on why it is important to us here.
Patient safety is embedded in our rigorous professional standards
Upholding patient safety and ensuring the highest standards of patient care are core values of the College, with our multidisciplinary patient safety group coordinating the College’s approach to this global health priority. Patient safety is embedded in the rigorous professional standards that run through all our core educational, examination and audit activities. We develop and run specific courses promoting the integration of patient safety training and assessment into the curricula of all surgical specialities – for example human factors training.
Dedicated to improving the delivery of safe surgical care - for staff and patients alike
A critical factor in ensuring patient safety is through improving the wellbeing of the surgical workforce and we are dedicated to improving the delivery of safe surgical care within the working environment for all involved. Through liaising with external bodies, establishing links with sister organisations, publishing influential reports and running sector-wide campaigns we seek to influence healthcare policy to enhance patient safety.
What we do
Find out more and get involved
Catch up on our recent blog series for World Patient Safety Day:
- World Patient Safety Day 2022: Objectives and Resources
- Prophylactic Antibiotics for the Treatment of Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections: Time to Consider the Alternatives?
- Anticholinergic Burden
- Management of Anti-coagulants (“Blood Thinners”) Around the Time of Surgery
- Venous Thromboembolism in Surgical Patients
- Medication Safety: Putting the Patient First
- Medication Without Harm in Dentistry
- Transplant Immunosuppression in the Perioperative Period