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Patient safety resources

These resources range from alerts and guidance to toolkits and data reports and can help healthcare professionals improve patient safety in their organisation.

 

 

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Subscribe to email alerts from the Central Alerting System (CAS) here. This system includes Safety alerts, emergency alerts, drug alerts, Dear Doctor letters and Medical Device Alerts.

 

Following the transfer of the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) to NHS Improvement on 1 April 2016, from 28 September 2016 the Organisational Patient Safety Incident Reports (OPSIR) and NRLS Quarterly Data Summaries (QDS) are now published on the NHS Improvement website. This begins with the publishing of the OPSIR October 2015 to March 2016 and the QDS reports for January to March 2016 and April to June 2016

 

Previous OPSIR and QDS data reports can still be found below.

TitleIssue dateType
Nutrition factsheets01 January 2009Guidance
Avoiding wrong side burr holes-craniotomy11 December 2008Alert
Reducing risk of overdose with midazolam injection in adults09 December 2008Alert
Team Self Review08 December 2008Guidance
Resuscitation in mental health and learning disability settings26 November 2008Alert
Seven steps to patient safety in mental health01 November 2008Guidance
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 1001 November 2008Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 10: Learning from reporting - vaccination...01 November 2008Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 10: Learning from reporting - patient...01 November 2008Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 10: Learning from reporting - reliability in...01 November 2008Data report
Water: the forgotten nutrient30 October 2008Guidance
Risk of omitting Hib when administering Infanrix-IPB+Hib12 October 2008Alert
Significant Event Audit01 October 2008Guidance
Haemodialysis patients: risks associated with water supply (hydrogen peroxide)30 September 2008Alert
Clean hands save lives02 September 2008Alert
Root Cause Analysis (RCA) report-writing tools and templates01 September 2008Toolkit
Vinca alkaloid minibags (adult|adolescent units)11 August 2008Alert
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 8: Learning from reporting - bleep-related...01 August 2008Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 801 August 2008Data report
Quarterly Data Summary Issue 8: Learning from reporting- radiotherapy-related...01 August 2008Data report