Department of Health publishes 2011/12 list of patient safety “never events”

“Never events” are defined as ‘serious, largely preventable patient safety incidents that should not occur if the available preventative measures have been implemented by healthcare providers’.

The Department of Health (DH) has published its 2011/12 list of ‘never events’ based on consultation with the NHS.

Download the publication The list of “never events” 2011/12 – Policy framework for use in the NHS here.

5 Responses to Department of Health publishes 2011/12 list of patient safety “never events”

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    A timely post for this evening’s seminar at the RSM with the great and good from internal and clinical audit, by kind invitation of the Good Governance Institute.

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