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NHS England Workforce, Training and Education North East and North Cumbria

The Faculty of Patient Safety


NHS England Workforce, Training and Education North East and North Cumbria is delighted to announce that The Faculty of Patient Safety has been shortlisted for the Patient Safety Education and Training Award at this year’s HSJ Patient Safety Awards which recognises safety, culture and positive experience in patient care, celebrating its worthy finalists on a national scale.

The HSJ Patient Safety Awards acknowledges the hard-working teams and individuals across the UK who are continually striving to deliver improved patient care.

Following the thorough judging process, NHS England Workforce, Training and Education North East and North Cumbria was included in the 206 organisations, projects and individuals that made the final shortlist amid 415 entries logged for the 2024 awards programme.

The Faculty of Patient Safety (FPS) is a multi-professional initiative within NHS England Education, Training and Workforce in North East and North Cumbria. The faculty was established in 2016 with a patient safety, simulation and human factors workstream. In January 2022, the faculty was re-launched with partnership working with stakeholders across the North East and North Cumbria healthcare system with a focus on delivery of the patient safety education for the workforce in line with the NHS Patient Safety Strategy. The Faculty workstreams include patient safety, simulation, human factors, delirium, technology enhanced learning, learning from deaths and the innovative MELISSA service (Mobile Educational Learning Improving Simulation Safety Activities). The aim of the Faculty is to respond to regional intelligence from its stakeholders, population data sources, regional mortality groups, patient safety incidents, medical examiner reports and utilise this information to close a loop to develop regionwide learning in a way which has not yet been done elsewhere. The workstreams of the Faculty target health inequalities and population need that are specific to the North East of England in response to real time data intelligence. This allows our initiatives to be responsive to the local population health.

Dr Katherine Williamson, Associate Dean & Chair of Faculty of Patient Safety, NHS England Education, Workforce and Training North East and North Cumbria:

"I am extremely proud of all the members of the Faculty of Patient Safety for being shortlisted for this HSJ Patient Safety Award. The Faculty has had a very busy couple of years since the Faculty restructure and have been able to support some fantastic initiatives with many more on the horizon."

The Awards are a highlight of the HSJ’s annual 2-day Patient Safety Congress (taking place on 16 & 17 September), where delegates working at the forefront of safety, quality and clinical excellence come together to join in on open and honest discussions about the current reality of safety.

The full list of finalists for the 2024 HSJ Patient Safety Awards can be found at

Winners will be announced during the awards ceremony at Manchester Central, on 16 September 2024.


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