Five ways you can show your support
1. Use the letter template here to contact your national health ministry urging them to ensure successful implementation of patient safety.
We encourage you to use this targeted approach to contact your national health ministry urging them to prioritise patient safety as well as ensure successful implementation of the recommendations made in the WHO Director-General’s report on global action on patient safety.
2. Mobilise your network ahead of Tuesday 17th September
Make sure your contacts know about World Patient Safety Day. Send them a quick message letting them know how they can show their support. Feel free to adapt some of these 'five ways'.
3. Spread the word by posting the key messages on Facebook and Twitter
Access the messages and graphics here and remember to use the hashtag #PatientSafety and #WorldPatientSafetyDay with your posts. Click here to send out a tweet right away.
4. Share your World Patient Safety Day photos
Whichever way you're marking WPSD, send us your best photo to illustrate what 'speaking up for patient safety' looks like for you and we will help you share them with the world through social media as a way of raising awareness. Please send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Download and use the WHO patient safety resources
The World Health Organization has put together very useful resources to support us in marking the first ever World Patient Safety Day. You can find and download them here.
If you are looking for inspiration, there is still time. Visit our website and use the button below to download the World Patient Safety Day handbook. Here you'll find a range of ideas to help you mark the day with us on and before Tuesday 17th September.