MPs call for new national patient safety body to lead clinical accident investigations

April 29, 2015

Source:  BMJ 2015; 350 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h1707 (Published 30 March 2015)

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Date of publicationMarch 2015

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell: MPs say that an independent national investigator of clinical accidents should be created to improve on the speed, quality, and thoroughness of investigations. MPs of the House of Commons Public Administration Select Committee are asking the next government to make changes to improve the current system for dealing with clinical incidents. In a recent report, the committee called on the next health secretary after the general election to establish a national independent patient safety investigation body. The MPs say this body should be a centre of knowledge and promote good investigatory practice and skills, and investigations should ideally be carried out locally.

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