About Danish Society for Patient Safety

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Danish Society for Patient Safety (PS!) is an independent organization working to improve patient safety across Danish healthcare.

PS! support and help the Danish healthcare system to accelerate improvements in patient safety. This is done by producing and disseminating knowledge, implementing methods and building capacity that can better support patient safety.

PS! works in collaboration with a number of relevant organisations to achieve this goal. Our board is made up of representative organisations for patient and carers, healthcare staff, pharmacies, the medical industry as well as local and regional governments. As such, we form a strong and unique organizational position in the work to improve safety in healthcare.

With partners, domestic and international, we have been a part of implementing a wide range of quality improvement projects in hospitals and primary care, as well as striving to put patient safety, improvement methods and person-centeredness on political agendas. We provide advice to legislators and stakeholders, arrange training programs and conferences, suggest standards for safe operation, create consensus and initiate projects.

PS! was established in 2001 and today consists of roughly 20 employees. We are funded by support from the Danish regions, Local Government Denmark, project grants and to a lesser extent income from membership organizations, individuals, and companies.

Our vision

A safe healthcare system – for patients and for healthcare staff.

Our mission

To accelerate and support improvements in patient safety in healthcare.

This must be done by producing and disseminating knowledge and methods, and building competences that can support patient safety.

Strategic platform

Due to its construction with key stakeholders across the Danish health care sector, PS! has a unique platform for collaborating on and accelerating improvements in patient safety.

PS! has the following roles:


Be a link between evidence and practice.

At PS! we must develop our role as a hub for knowledge about patient safety and methods to improve patient safety. The role of expert means that PS! has the knowledge or know where it can be found through networks and collaborations nationally and internationally.

PS! also supports the generation of new knowledge about patient safety challenges in collaboration with research environments.
In cooperation with partners across the healthcare system, we also support the safe implementation of new methods and technologies.


Setting the agenda and communicating based on knowledge.

Based on our expert role, PS! illuminates, articulates, sets the agenda and communicates current and future challenges and issues, and suggests solutions that the healthcare system can seek inspiration in.

PS! tests new solutions with partners that the healthcare system can be inspired by.

PS! also focuses on disseminating relevant knowledge, data and skills that will strengthen the work to improve patient safety.


Support implementation through capacity building and collaboration.

Through education and projects, PS! facilitates and disseminates patient safety and improvement knowledge and methods, building capacity and capability to improve patient safety across the healthcare system.

PS! facilitates, creates and manages networks between key stakeholders in the healthcare system which develop, ensure and maintain a focus on patient safety and specific patient safety challenges.

Examples from PS! programmes

Medication safety at special housings

The employees at the special housing Søparken have developed a way of cooperating where tasks concerning medicine are divided in accordance with the qualifications of pedagogic and healthcare personnel.

Involvement of residents at a nursing home

What matters to you? At the nursing home Kastanjehaven the staff aim to involve residents as much as possible in decisions on everyday life at the home.