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Designing for patient safety: advisory service

Staff in meeting
The NPSA helps designers and health providers to design for patient safety. We offer an advisory service that helps project teams improve patient safety.

Our services include:

  • Design advice for improved patient safety
  • Development of patient safety design cases
  • Workshops for designing safety in healthcare facilities
  • Guidance for safer healthcare buildings
  • Practical actions supported by evidence, data and experience
  • Awareness raising event

What are the benefits of design for patient safety?

  • Improved patient outcomes
  • A safer and better quality patient experience
  • Savings to operational costs
  • Addresses future needs for adaptability and longer term functionality.

New hospital at Pembury

  • Read New hospital at Pembury, a summary of the learning gained from the ‘design for patient safety’ approach taken by the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust when planning,  designing and building a new healthcare facility.

For any queries regarding this service, please contact us.