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NHS staff save lives every day – 1000 Lives Plus will help save more
1000 Lives Plus is a national programme which seeks to improve the quality of patient care and reduce avoidable harm across NHS Wales.
It is aligned with eleven other national programmes in a five year framework to deliver transformational change in the delivery of health services in Wales.
Every health board and trust in Wales is involved in 1000 Lives Plus, which is introducing new ways of working to improve care by reducing harm, waste and variation. It is also committed to accelerating the pace of change to ensure good practice is spread from ward to ward, practice to practice and organisation to organisation.
1000 Lives Plus is currently implementing fourteen programme areas. They include: improving stroke services, reducing falls in the community, faster recovery after surgery and better treatment for those suffering from mental health disorders.
The programme recognises that frontline staff are well placed to deliver the quality of care that every patient needs, everywhere and every time. "We know that NHS Wales staff are committed to improving both the safety and quality of care they deliver. 1000 Lives Plus provides the opportunity for that work to continue," says Dr Alan Willson, programme director.
1000 Lives Plus builds on the work of the 1000 Lives Campaign, which ran between April 2008 and April 2010. For further details on the Campaign, read the 'Two years to make a difference in Welsh Healthcare' report (PDF).
Last updated: 15/05/2013