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Patient Safety Strategy

Every day more than a million people are treated safely in the NHS. Occasionally, things go wrong, or an unexpected event occurs. These are known as patient safety incidents.

A patient safety incident is any unintended or unexpected incident which could have, or did, lead to harm for one or more patients receiving healthcare, and can range in scale from the most minor to the other end of the scale.

As part of the NHS Patient Safety Strategy 2019 the University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) NHS Trust is implementing the NHS Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PISRF) in the coming months.

This document explains the way that patient safety incidents will be responded to and how patient safety investigations will be undertaken in NHS care settings.

We will be publishing our plan here in the coming months and it will help us at UHL to identify our priority areas for patient safety and make sure they are fully investigated according to the standards and that we ensure we learn from them. We will continue to maintain the Duty of Candour in ensuring we will always be open and honest about incidents that have occurred. 

Patient Safety Partners

As part of our work to implement the Patient Safety Strategy, we are committed to offering safe services and need your help. 

We are looking for a team of Patient Safety Partners (PSPs) to be right in the middle of our Trust safety planning. You will help be a voice for our patients and local community throughout Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Further details of the role can be found here.

If you are interested, please contact Reena Karavadra – Patient Safety Programme Lead for further details via email Reena.Karavadra@uhl-tr.nhs.uk or telephone 07929 775 183 for further information and to arrange further discussions with our team.