March 23, 2016
Source: BMJ 352:i1121
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Date of publication: February 2016
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: Nick Sevdalis is professor of implementation science and patient safety at King’s College London. In this editorial he offers advice regarding the implementation of the recent NHS England guideline National Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures (NatSSIPs).
Length of publication: 2 pages
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September 30, 2015
Source: NHS England
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Date of publication: September 2015
Publication type: News item
In a nutshell: The National Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures (NatSSIPs) aim to reduce the number of patient safety incidents related to invasive procedures in which surgical Never Events could occur. The new standards set out broad principles of safe practice and advise healthcare professionals on how they can implement best practice. The standards will support NHS providers to work with staff to develop and maintain their own, more detailed, local standards and encourage the sharing of best practice between organisations. The NatSSIPs build on the existing WHO Surgical Checklist and promote the effective performance of the Five Steps to Safer Surgery guidance.
Length of Publication: 1 web page