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Pledge 1 - Put Safety First

Commit to reduce avoidable harm in the NHS by half and make public our goals and plans developed locally.

Pledge 2 - Continually Learn

Make our organisation more resilient to risks by acting on the feedback from patients and by constantly measuring and monitoring how safe our services are.

Pledge 3 - Honesty

Be transparent with people about our progress to tackle patient safety issues and support staff to be candid with patients and their families if something goes wrong.

Pledge 4 - Collaborate

Take a leading role in supporting local collaborative learning, so that improvements are made across all of the local services that patients use.

Pledge 5 - Support

Help people understand why things go wrong and how to put them right. Give staff the time and support to improve and celebrate the progress.

To read our action plan in full please click on the link below.

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For more information about Sign up to Safety please visit the NHS England web page, to do this click here.


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While contagious viruses are active year-round, winter is a prime time for norovirus, colds, influenza (flu), and other respiratory illnesses.


These infections are highly contagious, so we urge people to stay away unless their visit is absolutely essential to help reduce the spread of infection within our hospitals.

Hospitals are full of sick people, many of them frail and elderly, so bringing germs into a hospital is the worst thing you can do.  We have an active programme of infection prevention but we can’t spot visitors who really shouldn’t be here.  Please stay at home if you’re unwell to help aid the wellbeing and recovery of our patients.