The World Patients Safety Day (WPSD) is observed globally on 17th Sept every year. The theme of WPSD 2022 is “Medication Safety”, slogan is “Medication Without Harm” and the key action areas are high-risk situations, transitions of care, and polypharmacy. The objectives of WPSD are to increase public awareness and engagement, enhance global understanding, and work towards global solidarity and action by all stakeholders to improve patient safety.
Medications are the most widely utilized interventions in health care, and medication-related harm constitutes the greatest proportion of the total preventable harm due to unsafe care, let alone the economic and psychological burden imposed by such harm. Acknowledging this substantial burden and recognizing the complexity of medication-related harm prevention and reduction, the theme of World Patient Safety Day 2022 is “Medication Safety”.
Policy-makers and programme managers
Health care leaders and facility managers
Patients, families and general public
WPA has launched a campaign to celebrate WPSD all over the world. Please find below the list of key activities planned for WPSD 2022:
Please find below the link for WPSD 2022 promotional Material.Toolkit.
WPA is organising a Global Webinar on 14th September 2021 at 10:00 am EST. Please register for the webinar.
We are delighted to announce that the World Patients Alliance and the International Society for Quality in Healthcare have a new collaborative relationship and as part of this we are announcing our first co-produced workshop on 05th September 2021 at 10:00 am EST / 15:00 BST (75 min).
This workshop will bring together expertise and insight on Person Centred Care and Co-Production from countries around the world with a lecture on how we define Person Centred Care along with practical examples from both a patient and clinical perspective with speakers drawn from a variety of different countries and settings. The session will end with a Q and A panel enabling us to discuss the content of the workshop as a group and leave with ideas on how to promote person centred care in our own organizations.
WPA is providing Bursaries to WPA member organizations to celebrate the day. There are a limited number of US $300 to $ 500 bursaries available, which would be used to organize WPSD events. If you are interested in receiving a bursary for your organization, please complete the attached the ONLINE FORM. The deadline to submit online bursary applications is 27th July 2022.
Register and become part of the WPA’s global WPSD campaign. Help to achieve the campaign’s goals this year by holding your own events and spreading the campaign messages in the lead up to, during and after 17 September.