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National Institute for Health Research Patient Research Safety Collaboration Network

NIHR Newcastle Patient Safety Research Collaborative

NIHR Patient Safety Research Collaborations (PSRCs) are NHS/university partnerships in England that undertake high quality translational, applied and health services research on patient safety that addresses strategic patient safety challenges within the health and care system.

The PSRCs aim to develop, validate and test innovations, approaches and interventions that have the potential to lead to improvements in patient safety and the safety of health and care services. To support translation into practice, NHS/university partnerships consider the eventual setting where new interventions, innovations, approaches will be delivered and the wide range of services (including primary, secondary, tertiary, mental health and social care), settings, pathways, patients and service users. A key emphasis underpinning all research themes is the reduction in inequalities in the safety of healthcare.

Six PSRCs have been awarded funding, twice as many as the three funded previously (as NIHR Patient Safety Translational Research Centres), with new collaborations based in Birmingham, Central London and Newcastle in addition to existing collaborations in Greater ManchesterNorth West London and Yorkshire and Humber