National guidance for ambulance trusts on learning from deaths


A framework to support ambulance trusts in England to learn from deaths in their care.

This guidance is to help NHS ambulance trusts in England to improve the way they review and learn from the deaths of patients who had been under their care. 

It builds on the work ambulance trusts already do on learning from incidents and on mortality reviews. It also sets out a standardised framework for ambulance trusts to use to develop and implement their local Learning from Deaths policies.

This guidance closely reflects learning from deaths guidance for NHS acute, mental health and community trusts, published by the National Quality Board in March 2017, whilst recognising the different role and operational context of ambulance trusts.  

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