I worry that I have heard this before from Governments without any real progress being made.
Safety is about having the right numbers of staff and high-performing teams working together to deliver the best care, and this is crucial if we are to deliver safe maternity care.
Safety also needs NHS staff being treated properly with trusts promoting open, honest and caring cultures if they are to get the best out of them; you can only have candour if staff feel their concerns will be listened to, they are treated with compassion and that they will be given the support they need.
Speaking at the Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, Jeremy Hunt outlined plans to revise the legal threshold at which hospitals have to inform patients and suggested those at the lower end of the scale would not be told.
The Government caused outrage last November when it said the duty of candour should mean patients and families are only told of harm if it results in death or severe disability.
However, in his speech, Mr Hunt outlined plans aimed at reducing the £1.3 billion the NHS annually spends on litigation and saving 6,000 lives over the next three years.
He said NHS organisations will be invited to "sign up to safety" and set out publicly their ambitious plans for reducing avoidable harm, such as medication errors, blood clots and bed sores.
Health campaigner, Julie Bailey, has told a parliamentary committee that people who have suffered wrongdoing should not have to fight so hard to get a public inquiry.
She gave evidence at Westminster earlier to a committee looking into the rules surrounding the setting-up of inquiries. Julie Bailey lost her mother, Bella, in the Mid Staffordshire Hospital scandal and went on to set-up the campaign group, Cure the NHS.
Healthcare bosses have been given an additional 40 days to reach an agreement on the funding of essential services at two Staffordshire hospitals.
Administrators were appointed by health watchdog Monitor earlier this year to look at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Stafford and Cannock Chase Hospitals, after a draft report found the trust to be clinically and financially unsustainable.
The findings proposed that the trust be dissolved and some essential services moved to hospitals in neighbouring areas, while also recommending that the A&E department be retained.
However, an agreement is still to be reached on how to pay for the services and interested parties have now been given an extended period to finalise a deal.
Monitor chief executive David Bennett said: "We need to find an answer to the question of who will be providing what funding to secure the future of essential patient services in Mid Staffordshire."
"We are giving extra time for the interested parties to reach agreement over the next few weeks, in order to ensure that patients continue to get the services they need and the taxpayer gets value for money."
Ron Street, a friend of Gillian Astbury's, has said: "Today’s acknowledgement of guilt by the Trust does little by way of justice against those individuals who permitted such unsafe practices for so long".
"Senior members of the [Mid Staffordshire NHS] Trust Board, who were responsible for implementing this system of unsafe work at the hospital whilst Gillian was in their care, have never been held to account"