Welcome to NHS Survival Skills. Please browse the site and read the book to explore ways of how to get better care and improve the NHS.

Reported facts:

  • Up to 46 NHS patients are subjected to error or harm every minute*1

  • An estimated 12,000 patient deaths per year are preventable*2

  • The NHS spends up to £1.3 billion every year on litigation claims*3

Clearly these figures are not acceptable or sustainable!  Money alone will not solve the NHS’s problems or save patients' lives.

The NHS
Survival Skills initiative and supporting book aims to help patients take control and improve their chances of better care and to: