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Safety first: a report for patients, clinicians and healthcare managers

  • Document type:
    Report
  • Author:
    Department of Health
  • Published date:
    15 December 2006
  • Publication format:
    A4
  • Product number:
    278137
  • Gateway reference:
    7216
  • Pages:
    36
  • Copyright holder:
    Crown

This report was commissioned by Sir Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer, to reconsider the organisation arrangements currently in place to ensure that patient safety is at the heart of the healthcare agenda.

The review explicitly aimed to address issues raised by the National Audit Office in its report, A Safer Place for Patients, as well as to look at the NHS approach to patient safety more widely.

The report makes a number of key recommendations to build on the progress already achieved in embedding patient safety in the NHS. These include establishing a national patient safety forum to oversee the design and implementation of a national patient safety initiative; simplifying the reporting of adverse effects to make it easier for clinical staff to report on a confidential basis without the fear of retribution; and establishing Patient Safety Action Teams to support frontline staff in delivering the national patient safety agenda.

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