Commenting on the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework, Rory Deighton, senior acute lead at the NHS Confederation, said:
"NHS leaders are always looking to improve patient safety and outcomes and welcome this new framework which will help streamline investigation processes.
“The framework will allow trusts operating in acute settings, mental health, ambulance services and community providers to focus resources on investigations which will have the greatest impact and to develop a greater understanding of why serious incidents occur rather than apportioning blame.
"As we approach what will be a very difficult winter and with the NHS under incredible strain, trusts will welcome the flexibility that has been built into the framework’s 12-month implementation process.
“However, they will also be concerned that acute workforce shortages will make implementation of these important changes very challenging.”
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