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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 NHS England. If you have an enquiry about resources please email patientsafety.enquiries@nhs.net.


TitleIssue dateType
Root Cause Analysis (RCA) tools: analysing to identify contributory factors and...06 August 2010Toolkit
Root Cause Analysis (RCA) tools: Generating solutions06 August 2010Toolkit
Root Cause Analysis (RCA) tools: Log, audit and learn from investigation...06 August 2010Toolkit
Root Cause Analysis (RCA) investigation report writing templates06 August 2010Guidance
Root Cause Analysis (RCA) investigation action plan templates06 August 2010Guidance
Root Cause Analysis (RCA) investigation: other useful templates06 August 2010Guidance
Root Cause Analysis (RCA) investigation guidance 06 August 2010Guidance
National specifications for cleanliness: care homes 03 August 2010Guidance
National specifications for cleanliness : primary medical and dental premises03 August 2010Guidance
Reducing treatment dose errors with low molecular weight heparins30 July 2010Alert
Implementing 'Towards Safer Radiotherapy'13 July 2010Guidance
Slips, trips and falls data update23 June 2010Data report
Safer administration of insulin16 June 2010Alert
Medical error. What to do if things go wrong: a guide for junior doctors07 June 2010Guidance
WHO Surgical Safety Checklist: for cataract surgery only 27 May 2010Guidance
Reducing the risk of retained swabs after vaginal birth and perineal suturing26 May 2010Alert
Checking pregnancy before surgery28 April 2010Alert
WHO Surgical Safety Checklist: for radiological interventions only09 April 2010Guidance
Early detection of complications after gastrostomy31 March 2010Alert
Delayed diagnosis of cancer: Thematic review26 March 2010Data report