Toppling silos and using teamwork to improve patient safety

  We are all familiar with the challenges of operating within silos in health care. Many programs, departments, and health systems across British Columbia face similar struggles, yet it can sometimes be difficult to get together to address them. Opportunities for...

Change Day BC…back by popular demand!

  BCPSLS is thrilled to participate in BC’s Change Day this Friday, November 17, 2017! Change Day first began in 2013 with the National Health Service (NHS) in England and it has since spread to become a global movement. BC launched its first Change Day in 2015,...

Patient’s View Miniseries Part IV: Victoria General Hospital

  Welcome to the final installment of our four-part Patient’s View Miniseries! Parts I-III of this miniseries shared how three agencies of the Provincial Health Services Authority engaged Langara College of Nursing students to implement Patient’s View in a variety of...

BC Emergency Health Services rolls out streamlined patient safety reporting process to enhance culture of safety

BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) has introduced an enhanced patient safety event reporting process as part of its ongoing commitment to foster a culture of safety. A number of exciting new operations have been put in place to support staff and leadership in...

Patient’s View Miniseries Part III: BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services

  Part III of our four-part Patient’s View Miniseries focuses on BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services! In Parts I and II of this miniseries we shared how BC Women’s Hospital and BC Cancer Agency engaged Langara nursing students to implement Patient’s View in...

Mission & Vision

Our mission is: To make health care safer for all British Columbians by fostering a culture of safety, shared learning and continuous system improvement.

Our vision is: Safe health care for BC: No needless harm.

Who We Are

BC Patient Safety & Learning System (BC PSLS) is a web-based tool used by approximately 100,000 health care providers across BC to report and learn about patient safety events, near misses and hazards. BC PSLS has fostered improvements in patient safety and quality of care in all health care settings since its inception in 2008.

Today, we are focused on streamlining data collection and output, enhancing learning across our health care system and improving the quality of our modules and tools.

What We Do

Approximately 350 safety event reports are submitted to BC PSLS each day from across the province. This data allows us to identify safety concerns and target quality and safety improvements where they are needed most.

To date, approximately 850,000 event reports are in the BC PSLS database. Data summaries provide a rich basis for learning and improvement to over 10,000 health care leaders across BC.

“Sharing stories. Connecting people. Making healthcare safer.”

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