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  1. This weekly newsletter is sent to NHS providers' chairs, chief executives, finance, medical, nursing and HR directors, and board secretaries.

  2. This weekly newsletter is sent to NHS providers' chairs, chief executives, finance, medical, nursing and HR directors, and board secretaries.

  3. A directive alert has been jointly issued with the British Orthopaedic Association on the risk of harm from the wrong selection of plates used for fixation of fractures.

  4. A warning alert has been issued on the risk of harm from inappropriate placement of pulse oximeter probes.

  5. Proposals have been revealed today setting out how the NHS will ensure it is the safest healthcare system in the world.

  6. A resource Patient Safety Alert has been issued to help organisations ensure a safer system for the temporary identification of unidentified or unknown patients.

  7. A resource Patient Safety Alert has been issued to support the management of life threatening bleeds from arteriovenous fistulae and grafts.

  8. A resource Patient Safety Alert has been issued to support safe and timely management of hyperkalaemia (high level of potassium in the blood).

  9. A resource Patient Safety Alert has been issued to support safer provision of bowel care for patients at risk of autonomic dysreflexia.

  10. A resource alert has been issued to eliminate use of the imprecise term ‘soft diet’ and assist providers with safe transition to the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) framework, which introduces standard terminology to describe texture modification for food and drink.

  11. Dr Aidan Fowler is to join NHS Improvement as NHS National Director of Patient Safety in July 2018. Reflecting the system-wide nature of the role, Dr Fowler will also be appointed as a Deputy Chief Medical Officer by the Chief Medical Officer and Department of Health and Social Care.

  12. A resource alert has been issued to support providers to adopt the revised National Early Warning Score (NEWS2) to detect deterioration in adult patients.

  13. A warning alert has been issued on the risk of inadvertent intravenous administration of solid organ perfusion fluids.

  14. From 5 March 2018 the hosting of StEIS, our system used to report and monitor the progress of Serious Incident investigations across the NHS, will transfer from Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) IT systems to a new platform hosted by us. We outline what those changes mean to StEIS users.

  15. A warning alert has been issued on the risk of death and severe harm from failure to obtain and continue flow from oxygen cylinders.

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