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

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

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

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

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

  9. 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.

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

  11. A directive alert has been issued on the need to confirm intravenous (IV) lines and cannulae have been effectively flushed or removed at the end of the procedure.

  12. A warning alert has been issued on the risk of harm and death from infusing total parenteral nutrition too rapidly in babies.

  13. A warning alert has been issued around the risk of death and severe harm from ingestion of superabsorbent polymer gel granules.

  14. Celia Ingham Clark has joined NHS Improvement as interim National Director of Patient Safety.

  15. We've expanded our nursing team to provide more intensive support to NHS mental health services across England.

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