Reduce the severe harm and death associated with medicines by 50% over 5 years.  



The programme aims to address the most important causes of severe harm associated with medicines, most of which have been known about for years but continue to challenge our health and care systems.  The programme affects safety culture, safety systems and high-risk medicines in common use. It brings the science of continuous safety improvement to bear on this complex problem. 


Driver Diagram 2023/24


We are supporting our ICSs to implement a “whole systems approach to high-risk opioid prescribing framework” in collaboration with Health Innovation North West Coast Coaching Academy via a Breakthrough Series Collaborative.

For more information regarding the National Programme, please access the NHS Futures Page. If you are interested in learning more about the work we are doing locally, please do not hesitate to contact Rebecca Wardle, Programme Manager.