Posted February 28, 2024

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NHS England want to hear your views on the Never Events Framework

NHS England have launched a consultation asking your views on whether the existing Never Events Framework remains an effective way to support patient safety improvement.

Never Events are incidents with the potential to cause serious patient harm or death that are wholly preventable if national guidance or safety recommendations are followed.

The consultation is being held following the findings of reports from CQC and HSIB that found that the barriers are not strong enough to make an incident wholly preventable for some kinds of Never Event.

The consultation asks for views on whether the Never Events framework is still considered an effective mechanism to drive patient safety improvement; and for a preferred option for its future to be selected.

The consultation is open until 5 May 2024.

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