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Patient safety

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Ensuring the safety of everyone who comes into contact with health services is one of the most important challenges facing health care today.

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National Patient Safety Agency (opens new window)

The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) is a Special Health Authority created to co-ordinate the efforts of all those involved in healthcare, and more importantly to learn from patient safety incidents occurring in the NHS.

Central Alerting System (CAS) (opens new window)

A new, flexible IT system for distributing alerts, CAS subsumes the Safety Alert Broadcast System (SABS) and Public Health Link (PHL) into a more robust and suitable technology for distributing safety alerts, emergency alerts, drug alerts, Dear Doctor letters, and MDA alerts.

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