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NPSA releases Organisation Patient Safety Incident reporting data (Wales)

NPSA releases Organisation Patient Safety Incident reporting data (Wales) 2 March 2011

NPSA releases Organisation Patient Safety Incident reporting data (England)

NPSA releases Organisation Patient Safety Incident reporting data (England) 2 March 2011

Clinicians urged to check levels of intravenous fluids for neonates

The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has issued a Rapid Response Report (RRR) alerting NHS organisations in England and Wales to the risk of the accidental over infusion of intravenous fluids and medicines to neonates.

NPSA publishes guidance to reduce delays in provision of blood and blood components for transfusion in an emergency

NPSA publishes guidance to reduce delays in provision of blood and blood components for transfusion in an emergency

NPSA calls for safer ambulatory syringe drivers

The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has issued guidance to NHS organisations recommending they phase out ambulatory syringe drivers, with rate settings of millimetres (mm), within five years, to reduce the potential of harm to patients.

Clinicians to check patients weight before treating clots

The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has issued guidance to NHS organisations across England and Wales to ensure that a patients weight is known and documented before medication is given to treat blood clots.

Minimising Risks of Mismatching Spinal, Epidural and Regional Devices with Incompatible Connectors

Rapid Response Report from December 2011 on Minimising Risks of Mismatching Spinal, Epidural and Regional Devices with Incompatible Connectors

NPSA award Clinical Outcome Review Programme contracts

NPSA award Clinical Outcome Review Programme contracts

Maternal and Newborn Clinical Outcome Review Expert Panel

Details of the membership of the Maternal and Newborn Clinical Outcome Review Expert Panel

Maternal and Newborn Clinical Outcome Review

Update on details of the Maternal and Newborn Clinical Outcome Review procurement

Close monitoring of patients prescribed lithium will reduce harm

The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has published new guidance for NHS and independent healthcare organisations to improve the safety of lithium therapy.

Head Injury in Children project

Information relating to the Head Injury in Childrn project

Updated guide places junior doctors at centre of strong safety culture - Wales

An updated guide has been published by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) which describes steps junior doctors should follow in the event of a medical safety incident.

Updated guide places junior doctors at centre of strong safety culture - England

An updated guide has been published by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) which describes steps junior doctors should follow in the event of a medical safety incident.

Surgical safety checklist saves lives

Surgical safety checklist saves lives

NHS to adopt zero tolerance approach to pressure ulcers

Pressure ulcers can cause serious pain and severe harm to patients and cost the NHS billions of pounds each year to treat. Yet in the majority of cases they can be prevented if simple measures were followed.

NPSA releases Organisation Patient Safety Incident reporting data (Wales) September 2011

NPSA releases Organisation Patient Safety Incident reporting data (Wales) September 2011

NPSA releases Organisation Patient Safety Incident reporting data (England)

NPSA releases Organisation Patient Safety Incident reporting data (England)

Release of Organisation Patient Safety Incident reports September 2012

NHS Commissioning Board Authority has published the latest set of Organisation Patient Safety Incident data September 2012.

Safety data gets NHS on board - Wales

Today, the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) publishes Organisational Patient Safety Incident Reports for each NHS organisation across England and Wales. These have been designed to be used by boards to compare their reporting profile with similar NHS organisations and set priorities for local action.

Safety data gets NHS on board

Today, the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) publishes Organisational Patient Safety Incident Reports for each NHS trust or local health board across England and Wales. These have been designed to be used by boards to compare their reporting profile with similar NHS organisations and set priorities for local action.

NPSA data show more trusts are reporting patient safety incidents (England)

Reported instances of death, severe and moderate harm are falling against a backdrop of increased reporting by trusts across England.

NPSA data show all NHS organisations are reporting patient safety incidents (Wales)

Reported instances of death, severe and moderate harm are falling against a backdrop of increased reporting by NHS organisations across Wales.

NPSA welcomes findings from NHS Performance Ratings data

The National Patient Safety Agency has welcomed new findings published today that reveal the overwhelming majority of trusts do report and learn from patient safety incidents.

Webinar: Safety in Doses

The NPSA will hold a webinar on Wednesday 22 October from 12:30 to 1.30 to to present the recently published 'Safety in Doses' report, to open up a forum for discussion and feedback to the NPSA

Webinar: Understanding and implementing the safe oxygen systems alert

The NPSA will hold a webinar on Wednesday October from 15.00 to 16.00 to assist with understanding and implementing this RRR. The webinar will be hosted by the NPSA and the panel includes clinical expertise from the British Thoracic Society and practical advice from a trust who have experience in developing safe oxygen sytems.

Tackling medication incidents and increasing patient safety

Press release announcing the launch of the Safety in doses report.

A pioneering patient safety initiative coming to a hospital near you soon

A patient safety initiative which aims to reduce catheter associated bloodstream infections in intensive care units (ICUs) is about to be rolled out across England.

Neonatal services urged to follow new gentamicin safety guidance

New guidance, produced by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) and NHS organisations across England and Wales, has been issued aimed at ensuring safer systems are in place to care for newborn babies needing treatment with gentamicin.

Frontline services urged to follow latest guidance on vaccine storage

New guidance, produced by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) and frontline services across England and Wales, has been published today aimed at ensuring clinicians store vaccines at the recommended manufacturer temperature range.

NPSA casts consultation net on serious incident reporting system

Press release announcing the opening of the consultation for the NPSA's "National Framework for Reporting and Learning from Serious Incidents Requiring Investigation"

WHO Surgical Safety Checklist

WHO Surgical Safety Checklist

Governments response to report sees patient safety at top of NHS agenda

The National Patient Safety Agency has said the Government's response to the Health Select Committee's report will help to continue to place patient safety at the top of the NHS agenda as part of improving quality.

NHS urged to say sorry when things go wrong - England

NHS urged to say sorry when things go wrong - England 19 November 2009 The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has today published strengthened guidelines for NHS organisations on Being open, which describe the importance of open and effective communication with patients. The NPSAs Being open framework provides a clear set of principles describing how NHS staff need to communicate with patients, their families and carers when something goes wrong. The framework is supported by

NHS urged to say sorry when things go wrong - Wales

The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has today published strengthened guidelines for NHS organisations on Being open, which describe the importance of open and effective communication with patients.

NPSAs Rapid Response Reports recognised for excellence

The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has been given national recognition for the quality and clarity of clinical information contained within its Rapid Response Reports.

Reducing the harm caused by misplaced nasogastric feeding tubes in adults, children and infants

Reducing the harm caused by misplaced nasogastric feeding tubes in adults, children and infants

NPSA encouraged by new 1000 Lives Campaign findings

The Chief Executive of the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has said patient safety is improving across Wales as a result of a national campaign, after figures published today show over 230 lives were saved in its first year.

NPSA issue Europes first Interventional Radiology surgical checklist

NPSA issue Europes first Interventional Radiology surgical checklist

NHS places reporting and learning from patient safety incidents at top of its agenda - Wales

The number of reported patient safety incidents that resulted in death or severe harm has fallen, against a backdrop of increased awareness, learning and reporting by NHS organisations across Wales.

NHS places reporting and learning from patient safety incidents at top of its agenda - England

The number of reported patient safety incidents that resulted in death has fallen, against a backdrop of increased awareness, learning and reporting by NHS organisations across England.

Hospitals alerted to risks of inserting suprapubic catheters incorrectly

Press release announcing the NPSA's latest Rapid Response Report for NHS organisations in England and Wales.

NPSA announces the highest number of inpatient NHS sites rated excellent

Press release announcing the 2009 Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT) assessments.

NPSA outlines ways to improve patient safety for children and young people

Press release announcing the NPSA's Report on Children and Young People.

Delayed appointments can lead to blindness: NPSA report

Press release announcing the NPSA's latest Rapid Response Report on "Preventing delay to follow-up for patients with glaucoma.

NPSA responds to recent reports on the removal of alcohol handrub dispensers

Press statement responding to recent media coverage on the removal/correct placement of handrub dispensers in healthcare settings.

Catheter mix-ups in NHS prompt new guidance

Press release on the Rapid Response Report on female urinary catheters causing trauma to adult males

Statement on The Healthcare Commissions 6th survey of national NHS staff conducted Autumn 2008

Statement on The Healthcare Commissions 6th survey of national NHS staff conducted Autumn 2008

Safety in numbers - NPSA publishes new local patient safety incident data

Safety in numbers - NPSA publishes new local patient safety incident data

Launch of Never Events policy for the NHS in England

Press release to mark the official launch of the NPSA's Never Events policy for the NHS in England.

New guidance following laxative errors in NHS

Press release announcing the issuing of the NPSA's latest Rapid Response Report - Reducing risk of harm from oral bowel cleansing solutions.

Increasing safety for maternity services by using the surgical checklist

The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has released a Surgical Safety Checklist for Maternity aimed at improving patient safety and reducing harm in maternity care across the NHS.

New data prompts falls prevention reminder to NHS organisations

The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) is urging NHS organisations across England and Wales to follow guidelines aimed at reducing patient falls.

New insulin safety guidance issued to reduce wrong dosages

The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has today issued guidance for all NHS organisations across England and Wales aimed at reducing the number of wrong dose incidents involving insulin.

Surgical Safety Checklist for Cataract Surgery published

The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has published a checklist aimed at supporting safer cataract surgery across the NHS.

Frontline services urged to follow vaginal swab guidelines

New guidance, produced by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) and NHS organisations across England and Wales, has been issued aimed at reducing the risk of retained swabs after a vaginal birth.

Guidelines issued urge clinicians to check pregnancy before surgery

New guidance produced by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) and NHS organisations across England and Wales, has been released aimed at ensuring women who say it may be possible that they are pregnant, are tested before undergoing surgery.

England and Wales to benefit from successful global safe surgery pilot which sees surgical deaths reduce by one third

Press release announcing the issuing of the NPSA's patient safety alert following the launch of the WHO safer surgery checklist.

Proposed transfer of the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) to Imperial College Healthcare Trust (ICHT)

Media statement on the proposed transfer of the National Reporting and Learning System to Imperial College Healthcare Trust

Introduction of safer spinal and epidural devices will reduce risk of wrong route errors - Wales

The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has today announced an initiative that will see the NHS and healthcare industries develop safety design solutions which will improve patient safety.

Introduction of safer spinal and epidural devices will reduce risk of wrong route errors - England

The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has today announced an initiative that will see the NHS and healthcare industries develop safety design solutions which will improve patient safety.

Clinicians warned of the dangers of loading doses of drugs

The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has issued guidance for all NHS organisations across England and Wales, aimed at reducing the risk of harm or death through the incorrect use of loading doses.

Essential care after an inpatient fall

The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has issued guidance to NHS organisations in England and Wales, aimed at improving care after a patient has suffered a fall in a clinical setting.

Keeping newborn babies with a family history of MCADD safe in the first hours of life

Media release about NPSA Rapid Response Report issued 27 October 2011 on MCADD

NPSA makes anti-cancer medicine recommendations following patient safety incident review

NPSA makes anti-cancer medicine recommendations following patient safety incident review

Patient Safety First Week

The Chief Executive of the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has welcomed a patient safety awareness week that aims to make patient safety the top priority across the NHS.

Passport to safer use of insulin

The NPSA issued a Patient Safety Alert aimed at empowering patients with diabetes to take a more active role in their treatment to avoid being given the wrong insulin.

New initiative unveiled aimed at reducing harm to patients

The National Patient Safety Agency has today announced plans to reduce levels of harm in 10 high risk patient safety areas.

NPSA advising hospitals to follow new oxygen safety guidance

New guidance, produced by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) and NHS organisations across England and Wales, has been released aimed at ensuring safer systems are in place to treat patients needing oxygen.

Proposed transfer of the operational management of the National Reporting and Learning System to Imperial College Healthcare NHS

Details of the board meeting at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust on 30 November 2011

Transfer of Patient Safety function to the NHS Commissioning Board Special Health Authority

Information on the transfer of key functions and expertise for patient safety from the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) to the NHS Commissioning Board Special Health Authority.