Patient safety

Proposal by Sir Liam Donaldson

Sir Liam Donaldson

In November 2003, WHO collaborated with the United Kingdom to convene a meeting of senior policy-makers and international experts from all WHO regions to discuss future international collaboration on patient safety. At the meeting Sir Liam Donaldson proposed the establishment of a world alliance.

The proposal was unanimously supported and the meeting agreed that a number of working groups and activities should be established to consider the potential functions that the World Alliance for Patient Safety could deliver.