The new Patient Safety Incident Response Framework has been published, setting a new direction for how theresponds to patient safety incidents.
The PSIRF will replace the current Serious Incident Framework (2015).
The framework represents a significant shift in the way theresponds to patient safety incidents and is a major step towards establishing a safety management system across the . It is a key part of the patient safety strategy.
The PSIRF supports the development and maintenance of an effective patient safety incident response system that integrates four key aims:
- Compassionate engagement and involvement of those affected by patient safety incidents
- Application of a range of system-based approached to learning from patient safety incidents
- Considered and proportionate responses to patient safety incidents
- Supportive oversight focused on strengthening response system functioning and improvement