NPSA warnings – implementation audit tool
The National Patient safety Agency (NPSA) issues warnings and alerts to improve the safety of patients by reducing risk.
Half of NHS trusts in England (203 trusts) have failed to comply with at least one safety alert from the NPSA, according to a recent report. A total of 45 trusts had not complied with five or more alerts, and five trusts had not complied with 10 or more alerts.
All NPSA alerts have an implementation audit tool included which provides audit standards and completion dates.
In order to demonstrate compliance with safety alerts, hospitals should document their completion and this can be used as evidence of complying with the relevant CQC regulations.
Note: There is a system for recording the MHRA safety warnings in the Ashtons Clinic Room Audit & Information Folder.
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