The Strategy and Advisory Group for Patient Safety

Purpose and role

  • The Strategy and Advisory Group members should create the conducive context and conditions for improvement in patient safety at a local level in the NHS in England
  • To support the coordination of national patient safety initiatives and help align activity at a national level related to patient safety to ensure a consistent approach across the NHS in England
  • To facilitate open discussions and partnership working in relation to patient safety between NHS England, NHS Improving Quality, Care Quality Commission, Monitor, NHS Litigation Authority, NHS Trust Development Authority, Health Education England and the Department of Health
  • To hear from the Chairs and Senior Responsible Officers for the relevant safety groups in England and Sub-Groups of the Strategy and Advisory Group
  • To hear from each member of the Strategy and Advisory Group  in relation to their own patient safety strategy.


  • Sir David Dalton, Strategy and Advisory Group Chair and CEO Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
  • Mike Durkin, Director of Patient Safety, NHS England
  • Suzette Woodward, Campaign Director, Sign up to Safety
  • Sir Norman Williams, Chair Safety Collaboratives, HEE Board
  • Department of Health
  • Care Quality Commission
  • Monitor
  • Trust Development Authority
  • Health Education England
  • Academy of Royal Colleges
  • NHS Litigation Authority
  • The Health Foundation (independent member)

Sub groups

  • Patient Engagement; Co-Chaired by Rebecca Lawton and Gerry Armitage

Meeting papers