Suzette Woodward, an international expert on patient safety advising PHE on its review of the screening incident guidance, sets out her thoughts on how learning from safety incidents could be strengthened.
PHE's plans for reviewing and improving the approach to incidents in the NHS screening programmes and preparing for the new NHS patient safety incident response framework.
Learning from incidents is important to help prevent future errors and reduce the risk of harm.
Find out more about our new e-learning module on managing safety incidents in NHS screening programmes.
Some important points of learning to be aware of from antenatal screening safety incidents.
It never ceases to amaze me what we can accomplish when we get the right people in the room. Around 50 delegates from the Screening quality Assurance Service (SQAS) North and Screening and Immunisation Teams (SITs) in the region along with Jane Woodland, Regional Head of QA Midlands and East, and newborn blood spot (NBS) laboratory directors attended a recent away day event.
Antenatal and newborn screening coordinator shares learning from a screening safety incident in the fetal anomaly screening programme.
We expect local screening services to use our guidance on Managing Safety Incidents in the NHS Screening Programmes if they think they have a safety incident or serious incident. It’s relevant to all 11 national population screening programmes. This new version replaces the previous one from October 2015.
Hello, my name is Dr John Rodriguez and I am the Screening and Immunisation Lead for Kent and Medway. I’d like to tell you about the recently published national guidance on the management of patients not included on the screening register …