Scotland’s National Clinical Director Jason Leitch on Changing Culture in Healthcare

​September 19, 2018

Holyrood

The Scottish Patient Safety Programme is 10 years old this year and while there are measurable improvements in safety – Leitch lists infections at an all-time low, surgical safety the best it’s ever been, the mortality rate after surgery at an unprecedented low level, C. difficile, as well as infection in intensive care, almost gone – a more difficult question is whether there has been a culture change around safety.

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