Patient Safety

NSFT has become one of the first trust’s in England to introduce a new Patient Safety Incident Response Plan (PSIRP)

You can download a copy of our Patient Safety Incident Response Plan [pdf] 491KB.

Along with five other trusts in the area, we are early adopters of a national framework. It sets out how we will learn from patient safety incidents to keep improving the quality and safety of the care we provide. Its aims were coproduced nationally with people who use services, their families and staff.

The framework is made up of two elements – national guidance which sets priorities which must be investigated in depth, and a local plan, which has been developed by our Trust and details additional incidents for investigation.

Our plan details how we should respond to incidents and how and when investigations should be carried out.

We are helping to test the plans before they are rolled out across the rest of the NHS in autumn 2021.

We aim to be in the top quarter of mental health trusts for quality and safety by 2023. Being one of the first in the country to test this new national framework supports this aim.

This initiative forms part of the NHSE/I Patient Safety Strategy

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