World Patient Safety Day

"Patient Safety is a fundamental responsibility of all who work in health care. Patients, their carers and their families are often at their most vulnerable when they come into our care, and we must ensure that we keep them safe. We need mature safety cultures, strong leadership and a shared mental model for safety in order to reduce preventable harm."

Prof Michael Nicholl, Chief Executive, Clinical Excellence Commission

''Medication Without Harm'


On World Patient Safety Day (17 September), the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for global action to reduce medication-related harm through strengthening systems and practices of medication use to ensure, "Medication Without Harm".

World Patient Safety Day is an important event to raise awareness of and highlight effective and innovative strategies to improve patient care.

The Clinical Excellence Commission's Medication Safety and Quality team supports the safe and quality use of medicines by identifying and addressing emerging medication safety risks as well as monitoring, evaluating and optimising medicines use across NSW.

Discover how the CEC supports the 2022 World Patient Safety Day goals and objectives of promoting safe medication practices to prevent medication errors and reduce medication-related harm.

World Patient Safety Day is an initiative of the World Health Organization and first held in 2019.