Patient safety

Patient safety is the avoidance of unintended or unexpected harm to people during the provision of health care. We support providers to minimise patient safety incidents and drive improvements in safety and quality. Patients should be treated in a safe environment and protected from avoidable harm.


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Patient safety review and response reports



Never Events policy and framework review 2016/17



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Running safe, effective wards

Shared learning


Learning from deaths in the NHS

Framework/compulsory guidance


Monthly data on patient safety incident reports

Transparency data


Reporting patient safety incidents in general practice



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