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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.


On 1 June 2012 the key functions and expertise for patient safety developed by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) transferred to the NHS Commissioning Board Special Health Authority. If you have an enquiry about resources please email patientsafety.enquiries@nhs.net.


TitleIssue dateType
Supporting information for Organisation Patient Safety Incident Reports - March...14 March 2012Data report
Risk of harm from CPM syndrome following rapid correction of sodium | Signal28 February 2012Signal
Patient safety issues related to gastrostomy | Signal28 February 2012Signal
Recognising and instigating prompt treatment for necrotising fasciitis | Signal28 February 2012Signal
Prevention of Harm with Buccal Midazolam | Signal28 February 2012Signal
Risk of skin-prep related fire in operating theatres | Signal28 February 2012Signal
Risk of harm following gastric bypass | Signal28 February 2012Signal
Diagnosis of death after cessation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation | Signal28 February 2012Signal
NRLS Quarterly Data Workbook up to June 201129 November 2011Data report
Minimising Risks of Mismatching Spinal, Epidural and Regional Devices with...28 November 2011Alert
Keeping newborn babies with a family history of MCADD safe in the first hours...26 October 2011Alert
Prevention of harm with alfacalcidol preparations | Signal29 September 2011Signal
Risk of harm from ingestion of Vernagel | Signal29 September 2011Signal
Risk of harm from acupuncture treatment including pneumothorax | Signal29 September 2011Signal
Risk of harm from retained guidewires following central venous access | Signal29 September 2011Signal
Risk of air embolism when removing central lines | Signal29 September 2011Signal
Tracking subsequent removal of intentionally retained swabs | Signal29 September 2011Signal
Risk of bowel obstruction post orthopaedic surgery: “Ogilvie Syndrome” | Signal29 September 2011Signal
Rapid deterioration in patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus | Signal29 September 2011Signal
Organisation Patient Safety Incident Reports - data workbooks September 201113 September 2011Data report