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Clinical Safety

To promote and help embed safer working practice methods and patient safety solutions, enabled by IT, applied consistently across the NHS and to ensure that systems delivered through NHS CFH are clinically safe.


Training for clinicians, and project and programme managers for safer IT implementation.


Work to tackle potentially dangerous processes and practices that technology can make safer.

Blood safety tracking pilot

Using modern technology to allow blood to be tracked from sampling to transfusion.

Data Set Change Notices (DSCN)

Download the latest requirements and standards.