Global trigger tool

The global trigger tool (GTT) is a case note review tool that enables you to understand the main causes of harm in your hospital.

Regular use of the global trigger tool gives your organisation a rate of harm. This then allows you to establish whether as an organisation you are improving, getting safer and becoming more reliable. 

safetyfirstpaper.pdf Global Trigger Tool - UK version 2008

safer_patients_v5.xls Safer patients (901.00 KB)

Primary care

The Safer Care team is currently working with stakeholders to develop Global Trigger Tools for general practice and mental health.  More information on these programmes of work can be found on the following pages:

Improving patient safety in general practice

Improving patient safety in mental health


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