Patient safety

Improving patient safety involves assessing how patients could be harmed, preventing or managing risks, reporting and analysing incidents, learning from such incidents and implementing solutions to minimise the likelihood of them reoccurring.

Report into fire safety duties in the NHS

Deputy NHS Chief Executive David Flory has written to colleagues highlighting the main findings from a report by the Fire and Rescue Service (FRS), into fire safety in the NHS. … Read more → – Report into fire safety duties in the NHS

Summary of cosmetic interventions call for evidence responses published

The responses to the cosmetic surgery review call for evidence have been published today. The call for evidence was issued to enable the public, cosmetic interventions industry and patient groups … Read more → – Summary of cosmetic interventions call for evidence responses published

Review of NHS critical infrastructure risk initiated

A review of critical infrastructure risk (CIR) has been initiated to support the commitments under the NHS Constitution for the NHS ‘to provide services from a clean and safe environment … Read more → – Review of NHS critical infrastructure risk initiated

Updated never events policy framework and data published

The never events policy framework has been reviewed and updated in order to address areas of uncertainty and provide greater clarity about never events and the recommended response to them … Read more → – Updated never events policy framework and data published

Overview of the NHS Safety Thermometer and advice on the data collection is published

Following recent media interest, an overview of the NHS Safety Thermometer and some advice for the NHS on how they can help to provide an accurate interpretation of their NHS … Read more → – Overview of the NHS Safety Thermometer and advice on the data collection is published

Views sought for review of cosmetic procedures

woman receiving a cosmetic procedure

A major review of cosmetic surgery and procedures is launched today by the Department of Health. The review, led by NHS Medical Director Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, wants people to … Read more → – Views sought for review of cosmetic procedures

National Patient Safety Agency annual report and accounts for 2011/12 published

The last full annual report of the National Patient Safety Agency was presented to Parliament on 12 July 2012 and is published by the Department of Health today. The Agency … Read more → – National Patient Safety Agency annual report and accounts for 2011/12 published