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Analysing Significant Event Audits in general practice

Reference number
1147
Issue date02 November 2009
TypeGuidance
This systematic review of Significant Event Audits (SEAs) in general practice shows how SEAs can be used to develop learning and inform policy.

The formal definition of an SEA is:

  • Any event thought by anyone in the team to be significant in the care of patients or the conduct of the practice.

Six primary care trusts (PCTs) within the East Midlands Strategic Health Authority
(SHA) took part in the project. Each PCT reviewed a sample of SEAs.

Once analysis was complete each PCT wrote a report detailing and discussing their findings and recommendations.

The full report, plus an executive summary and the individual reports from the participating trusts, are available to download.

Executive summary: analysing Significant Event Audits in general practice
Executive summary: analysing Significant Event Audits in general practice - 57 KB 1147 | Executive summary: analysing Significant Event Audits in general practice | 2009.11.02 | v1
Full report: analysing Significant Event Audits in general practice
Full report: analysing Significant Event Audits in general practice - 180 KB 1147 | Full report: analysing Significant Event Audits in general practice | 2010.02.10 | v1
Trust report: analysing Significant Event Audits in general practice
Trust report: analysing Significant Event Audits in general practice - 413 KB 1147 | Trust report: analysing Significant Event Audits in general practice | 2010.02.10 | v1