News & alerts

36 news articles about Patient safety ×

Get updates to this list by RSS feed

  1. 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.

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

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

  4. Dr Celia Ingham Clark has joined NHS Improvement as interim national director of patient safety.

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

  6. A resource alert has been issued jointly by NHS Improvement and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to support the safety of girls and women of childbearing potential being treated with valproate.

  7. The trust in North Cumbria has been removed from special measures in recognition of the major improvement in the services it offers patients. It is the last trust to exit the special measures regime which started following the Keogh Review.

  8. Over the next three years the Development of the Patient Safety Incident Management System (DPSIMS) project will define and deliver the successor to the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) and the Strategic Executive Information System (STEIS).

  9. A resource alert has been issued to support NHS providers to reduce harm leading to avoidable admissions of full-term babies.

  10. A patient safety alert has been issued to warn NHS providers of the risk of severe harm and death if an insulin needle and syringe is used to administer insulin withdrawn directly from a pen device or replacement cartridge.

  11. A stage three alert has been issued to support NHS providers that supply medical air using medical gas pipeline systems (MGPSs) to reduce the risk of harm from oxygen tubing being connected to air flowmeters.

  12. A stage three alert has been issued on the restricted use of open systems for injectable medication. Open systems include gallipots or other types of open container such as moulded plastic procedure trays.

  13. A stage one warning has been issued around the prioritisation of general practice home visits.

  14. A stage one warning has been issued to raise awareness of the introduction of new medical device connectors.

  15. A stage one warning has been issued to raise awareness of unintentional interruption of non-invasive ventilation (NIV).

Is there anything wrong with this page?

Help us improve this website

Do not include any personal, sensitive or confidential information.