The dashboard is specifically presented to support learning and stimulate further discussion and investigation. A deliberately small number of measures are included to provide a strategic oversight of how components of the health and care system are interacting to deliver for patients, rather than telling the whole story. The dashboard is at its most successful when users are moved away from looking at data for assurance toward inquiry, prompting searching questions such as “what can we learn about safety?” and “are we getting safer?”

We have produced a guidance document to accompany the dashboard and help users understand and interpret the data presented.

We continue to be guided by the Measuring and Monitoring of Safety Framework, but recognise that this framework was not designed with a whole system in mind. The framework tells us that health and social care can learn from other industries that equal focus should be placed on leading and lagging indicators and that organisations should be asking questions and learning from their data. 


Watch the video tutorial

Read the guidance document (updated January 2018)

Frequently Asked Questions

Appendix – Table of discarded measures

Version History

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