On a day to day basis, the NHS Digital Clinical Safety team are involved in several wide-ranging and very different projects. As you know, clinical safety should be part of everything the NHS do. Every project, every programme, every deployment. Clinical safety should be considered, understood and implemented to the highest calibre. So as you can imagine, we are a busy team.
For those manufacturers with systems in use, we deal with live incidents, upgrades, further geographical or functionality deployments. For those creating new systems we are supporting them in their clinical risk management process, running hazard workshops, creating hazard logs and writing the supporting documentation.
We are constantly reviewing and peer reviewing, assessing compliance and marking against the standard requirements. We assist suppliers and health organisations to self-audit their compliance against the standards so they may improve their clinical safety position.
We are assessing new and emerging apps and mobile health solutions to ensure they are going through the same standard of assessment as the traditional computer-based systems and we are providing representation across the NHS to ensure clinical safety remains paramount to the work being done.
One of the biggest branches of our role is training delivery. We know first-hand the importance of having a team that are educated and confident in clinical risk management.