Medication errors are not usually required to be reported to the CQC unless in these circumstances:
abuse, or allegation of abuse
incident reported to or investigated by the police.
Challenge: How do social care and non-NHS providers ensure that concerns are raised and there is a safe reporting culture?
The Heinrich/Bird safety pyramid is presented in an article in Risk Engineering. It includes an infographic with Heinrich's Accident Triangle. This triangle suggests that the ratio between fatal accidents, accidents, injuries and minor incidents are similar across all industries. It highlights the importance of investigating the minor incidents to present fatal incidents.
In healthcare, are we investigating the wrong incidents?