Call for clarity over replacement for patient safety organisation

November 3, 2011

Source:  Nurs Stand. 2011 Aug 24-30;25(51):11

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Date of publication: August 2011

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell:  The government is being asked to clarify who will carry out the National Patient Safety Agency’s work after the body is axed. There is a proposal in the Health and Social Care Bill to abolish the agency next year. The NHS Commissioning Board would take responsibility for reporting and learning from patient safety incidents in England.

Length of publication:  1 web page

Some important notes:  This article is available in full text to all NHS Staff using Athens, for more information about accessing full text follow this link to find your local NHS Library


Understanding the patient safety issues for people with learning disabilities

January 28, 2011

Source: National Reporting and Learning Service, National Patient Safety Agency

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Date of publication: November 2010

Publication type: Guidance

In a nutshell: This report looks at the work the NPSA has done, and is continuing to do to improve the patient safety issues surrounding people with learning disabilities.  It also identifies priority patient safety issues.

Length of publication: 22 pages


Implementing ‘Towards Safer Radiotherapy’

August 28, 2010

Source: National Reporting and Learning Service,  National Patient Safety Agency

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Date of publication: 13 July 2010

Publication type: Guidance

In a nutshell: Guidance information to support ‘Towards Safer Radiotherapy‘ which was published in April 2008 by the National Patient Safety Agency.  The guidance was produced for radiotherapy staff and risk managers who work in Trusts where radiotherapy is implemented using one of the key recommendation sin the main report.

Length of publication: 1 webpage