NHS England is introducing a new approach to investigating patient safety incidents, called the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF).
Members of our online patient safety platform, the hub, have been sharing PSIRF resources, tools and templates to support one another as the approach is implemented.
In this ‘Top picks’, we’ve selected ten to share with you.*
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NHS England has provided a complete list of patient safety incident response standards that organisations need to uphold to ensure they meet the minimum expectations of PSIRF, which cover policy, planning and oversight; competence and capacity; engagement and involvement of those affected by patient safety incidents; and proportionate responses.
Three templates developed by Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital for use in After Action Review, SWARM and Rapid Review toolkit responses.
A simple, eye-catching poster to explain PSIRF, created by Stephen Ashmore and Tracy Ruthven.
Judy Walker, iTS Leadership, summarises four tools that can be used for PSIRF, explaining what they are and the strengths and weaknesses of each.
5. Suffolk and North East Essex's SOP – Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) ICB sign off process for smaller independent providers
Suffolk and North East Essex NHS Foundation Trust share their Standard Operating Procedure on PSIRF Integrated Care Board sign-off process.
Judy Walker describes some real-life examples of After Action Reviews to illustrate some of its many applications.
This guidance has been developed collaboratively between Stop the Pressure Programme, National Wound Care Strategy leads and members of the Patient Safety Team, with the support from the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) Implementation and Working Groups.
A Patient Safety Specialist in the North East of England has shared their 'plan on a page’ with the hub to help others prepare for the implementation of PSIRF.
Dr Sam Machen shares her thematic review template.
Learn Together is a resource website that equips patients and families with the knowledge and resources to be involved effectively in patient safety investigations.
*Please note, that many of these will be under continuous development so please check with the related organisation or individual if you require the latest version.
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