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Seven steps to patient safety

Avoiding clinical negligence claims: John Tingle reviews the latest guidance from the National Patient Safety Agency

30 January 2004

The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) is a Special Health Authority that co-ordinates the efforts of the NHS to report and learn from the mistakes and problems that affect patient care and helps put measures in place to stop them recurring. It has recently launched a good practice guide (Seven Steps to Patient Safety: A Guide for NHS Staff, National Patient Safety Agency, London) listing the actions that NHS organisations and their staff can take to improve patient safety locally. According to the guidance, over 850,000 incidents harm an NHS inpatient in the UK each year. Of the 44,000 such incidents which prove fatal, half are preventable. Litigation and clinical risk managers in NHS trusts need be aware of this guidance and the resources that the NPSA are making available to NHS staff everywhere as it will directly impact on their everyday work. NPSA incident reporting and analysis work may well be one of their core management responsibilities. Solicitors who advise c...

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