Launching our Patient Safety Incident Reporting Plan (PSIRP)

20 Feb 2024, 4 p.m.

GOSH has launched its new Patient Safety Incident Reporting Plan (PSIRP).

This plan outlines how we as an organisation will look at patient safety incidents, what tools will be used to investigate and how it will share and embed learning into everyday work.

The plan's objective

PSIRP forms part of the national Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF), introduced by NHS England, which removes the requirement that only incidents meeting the criteria of a “serious incident” are investigated.

There will be greater engagement with those affected by safety events, including patients, families and colleagues, ensuring that they are treated with compassion and able to be part of an investigation.

Shona Little, Head of Patient Safety explains:

"PSIRF is about moving away from the idea of blaming one person or finding a single cause of something going wrong. We know that our colleagues come into work every day to give amazing care to our patients.

"This will help us make sure that if something does go wrong we have a greater set of tools to learn and embed new safety measures, with a focus on also learning from all of the excellent practice and care which is delivered every day in GOSH."

Read the GOSH Patient Safety Incident Response Plan.

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