Patient safety review and response: April to September 2016


A summary of how we reviewed and responded to the patient safety issues you have reported.

Patient safety review and response report: April to September 2016 PDF, 1.0 MB

Explains how we reviewed incidents reported to the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) between April to September 2016 and the action we took as a direct result to protect patients from harm.

Year-on-year reporting to the NRLS continues to grow and we now receive over two million incident reports each year. This report:
  • explains how we review and respond to new or under-recognised risks
  • provides an outline of our clinical review and response process
  • gives examples of the action we took between April and September 2016 as a direct result of our reviews of incidents
  • highlights where we've helped our partners to take action to improve safety across the NHS
  • gives recognition to staff, patients and members of the public who have taken time to report incidents

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