The Serious Incident Investigation Report (Root Cause Analysis) is being phased out. Will this benefit patients and what are the implications for clinical negligence litigation? – St John’s Chambers

Posted December 20th, 2023 in chambers articles, compensation, hospitals, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

‘A criticism of the NHS generally is that it does not learn from mistakes. Despite the “never event” framework, the number of such incidents remains stubbornly high. In response to the perceived failures to the improvement of patient safety, NHS England are introducing the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (“PSIRF” pronounced “pea surf”) to replace the Serious Incident Framework. The transition to PSIRF from the Serious Incident Framework should be completed by autumn 2023.’

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St John's Chambers, 30th November 2023