Patients are the centre of the healthcare services so they must have a voice in Patient Safety. The WHO programme Patients for Patient Safety aims to engage patients as partners, using the patient experience as a learning tool and promoting patients’ leadership and involvement towards safer care.1
The WHO Global Safety Action Plan 2021-2030 Strategic Objective 4 – Patient and family engagement sets a number of actions to engage and empower patient and families to help and support the journey to safer healthcare.2
- World Health Organization. Patients for patient safety: partnerships for safer health care [Internet]. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2013. Available from: http://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/44189
- Organization WH. Global Patient Safety Action Plan 2021-2030 Towards eliminating avoidable harm in health care. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2021.