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NHS: Negligence

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 281071, tabled on 23 July 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the next Serious Incident Framework.

Answered on

3 September 2019

NHS England and NHS Improvement published the NHS Patient Safety Strategy on 2 July. The Strategy committed to introducing the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) to replace the 2015 Serious Incident Framework and to improve the response to, and investigation of, incidents.

Initial guidance will be introduced from autumn 2019 to support early adopters across several local systems and to explore the introduction of the new PSIRF and give insight into how the new expectations are best implemented.

This information will then be used to support the subsequent national implementation of the PSIRF from autumn 2020.

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Department of Health and Social Care
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