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Happy anniversary, BCPSLS!

  We’ve spent 3,650 days together…but who’s counting? You may be shaking your head in disbelief, but it’s true. On February 25, 2008, BCPSLS launched its first safety event report form. What began as one person’s innovative idea has now become an integral part of...

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  It’s time for some early spring cleaning! But not to worry – we aren’t asking you to get out the scouring pad or thank your unwanted personal items for their years of service before donating them to the local thrift store. BCPSLS is preparing to spring clean its...

Highlights and holiday wishes from BCPSLS Central Office

  The season of giving is upon us. During the holidays, we at BCPSLS Central Office reflect on the past year and feel particularly grateful for individuals and teams across the province who give their time and effort to make health care safer for all. 2017 was a year...

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...

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 (BCPSLS) 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. BCPSLS 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

Over 400 safety event reports are submitted to BCPSLS each day from across the province. This data is allowing us to identify safety concerns and target quality and safety improvements where they’re needed most. To date, over one million safety event reports are in the BCPSLS database. Data summaries provide a rich basis for learning and improvement to over 10,000 healthcare leaders across BC.

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