The Patients Association is driven by a desire to improve the experience and outcome for patients across the health and social care sector.
A key part of this is improving patient safety, and good hand hygiene is the cornerstone of ensuring patients are not put at risk of healthcare acquired infections while in hospital.
Having worked with Andrea to set up the APPG on Patient Safety, the Association is delighted to support this campaign.
Katherine Murphy is Chief Executive of the Patients Association.
The Patients Association’s motto is ‘Listening to Patients, Speaking up for Change’. This motto is the basis on which we build all our campaigns. From the contacts we receive via our Helpline, we capture thousands of accounts each year from patients, carers, family members and friends about peoples experiences of the health and social care service. We use this knowledge to campaign for real improvements across the UK. In addition, our Helpline provides valuable signposting and information for patients and supports them as they navigate through the healthcare services.