Examples of Local Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures

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NHS providers have developed their own Local Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures (LocSSIPs).

We've published these examples to help you develop your own LocSSIPs and implement the principles of the National Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures (NatSSIPs).

LocSSIPs templates for acute providers

Surgical outpatients checklist PDF, 242.8 KB

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust | www.ldh.nhs.uk
Checklist that covers invasive procedures performed in the surgical outpatient department

Surgical outpatients protocol PDF, 403.1 KB

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust | www.ldh.nhs.uk
Covers invasive procedures performed in the surgical outpatient department. It complements the 'Surgical outpatients checklist' above

Safety checklist for interventional pain procedures under local anaesthesia or sedation PDF, 207.4 KB

Faculty of Pain Medicine | fpm@rcoa.ac.uk
Checklist to support the safe performance of pain blocks

Invasive procedure policy PDF, 255.4 KB

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | paul.white@sfh-tr.nhs.uk
An invasive procedures policy designed to be compliant with the NatSSIPs

Surgical safety checklist PDF, 636.2 KB

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust | paul.white@sfh-tr.nhs.uk
A surgical safety checklist designed to be compliant with the NatSSIPs

Guidelines for pleural procedures DOCX, 153.1 KB

British Thoracic Society | liju.ahmed@gstt.nhs.uk
Guide to the safe performance of pleural procedures: pleural aspiration and chest drain insertion

LocSSIPs 'headlines' booklet PDF, 1.5 MB

Barts Health NHS Trust | annie.hunningher@bartshealth.nhs.uk
Presents an overview of the implementation of the NatSSIPs

Time out check before a procedure starts DOCX, 83.0 KB

Barts Health NHS Trust | annie.hunningher@bartshealth.nhs.uk
Guidance on the 'time out' check

Sign in process before a patient receives any sedation DOCX, 84.1 KB

Barts Health NHS Trust | annie.hunningher@bartshealth.nhs.uk
Guidance on the development of the 'sign in' process

Prevention of retained foreign objects post-procedure DOCX, 85.3 KB

Barts Health NHS Trust | annie.hunningher@bartshealth.nhs.uk
Guidance on the prevention of retained foreign objects post-procedure

Staff induction DOC, 88.0 KB

Barts Health NHS Trust | annie.hunningher@bartshealth.nhs.uk
A local induction pack for all new staff working in areas where invasive procedures are carried out

Toolkit for wrong site extraction in dentistry PDF, 634.4 KB

Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons | www.rcseng.ac.uk/dental-faculties/fds/
Recommendations aimed at all clinical dental teams involved in dental extractions

Submit your LocSSIPs

If you have developed your own LocSSIPs, we encourage you to submit them to us so we can share them on our website to promote learning and good practice.

What are the NatSSIPs?

The NatSSIPs support the NHS to provide safer care and reduce the number of patient safety incidents related to invasive procedures in which surgical Never Events can occur.

They bring together national and local learning from the analysis of Never Events, Serious Incidents and near misses in a set of recommendations that will help provide safer care for patients undergoing invasive procedures.

They do not replace the existing WHO Surgical Checklist, but enhance it by looking at extra factors such as the need for education and training.

The NatSSIPs enable trusts to review their current local processes for invasive procedures and ensure that they comply with the new national standards.

What the NatSSIPs cover

They cover all invasive procedures including those performed outside the operating department.

To support trusts with implementing the NatSSIPs, a patient safety alert was issued, requiring all relevant NHS providers to work with their staff to develop their own Local Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures (LocSSIPs).

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