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RSS FeedsSome medical blunders should ‘not be classed as never events` – watchdog
(World News UK)


21 january 2021 01:38:42

Some medical blunders should ‘not be classed as never events` – watchdog
(World News UK)

Medical blunders such as a wrong hip replacement and a nine-year-old who received a drug by injection instead of by mouth should no longer be considered “never events”, a safety watchdog has said. Never events are serious patient safety incidents that are supposed to be “wholly preventable” if healthcare providers have followed national guidance or safety recommendations. Hundreds of these incidents occur in the NHS in England each year. But now the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) has recommended that a number of these incidents should be removed from the list. We’re working on a report to analyse the findings of our previous #neverevent investigations. Never events are...

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