Investigation and learning from deaths in NHS trusts
The NHS is the world’s first health organisation to publish data on avoidable deaths. The National Guidance on Learning from Deaths has driven a strengthening of systems of mortality case review with emphasis on learning. By collecting the data and taking action in response to failings in care, trusts will be able to give an open and honest account of the circumstances leading to a death. This National Conference focuses on improving the investigation and learning from deaths in NHS Trusts and will reflect on learning from deaths involving COVID-19 and how mortality investigation should be managed in these cases.
The conference, chaired by Dr Martin Farrier Clinical Director for Quality & Consultant Paediatrician Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, will discuss the role of Medical Examiners in learning from deaths.