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Never Events policy and framework review 2016

Released on - 30/09/2016

Never Events policy and framework review 2016

A revised Never Events Policy and Framework was published on 27 March 2015 which included changes to the definition of what a Never Event is and adjustments to the types of incident that are included on the Never Events list, reducing the list from 25 to 14 incident types.

The Never Events framework explains that the occurrence of a Never Event may highlight potential weaknesses in how an organisation manages fundamental safety processes. NHS Improvement are reviewing the current Never Events policy and framework with the aim of understanding if the current Never Events policy and framework can be further improved to meet its main objective of improving safety culture.

They are also seeking to understand if the current list of incidents defined as Never Events (eg wrong side block, dental extractions) is correct or if we need to redefine this list in line with the overall principles of the policy and framework.

Find out more and take the online questionnaire here. The consultation closes on the 28 October.

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