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Board Briefing >> CQC Assessment >> Board Accountability >> Standards & Cross-System Learning >> PSIRF Transition Services

This framework will replace the current 2015 Serious Incident Framework from next year. Providers are expected to start transitioning to the new framework within the next 18 months. It can’t be underestimated how much preparation work will be required.

Importantly this will apply not just to NHS organisations but to any company providing NHS funded care.  This is a significant step forward, creating greater alignment and enabling the sharing of learning (captured from incidents) across the whole NHS care spectrum.

Having reviewed thousands of clinical incidents and serious incidents investigation reports, we applaud the vision and comprehensive approach laid out – that puts learning front and centre to improve safety for patients and welfare of clinicians.

Evidence we have gathered working in this realm fully supports the premise that incident investigations are frequently process driven, often alienating those involved. The ambition for quality (and value) over quantity of investigations coupled with real accountability, effective resourcing and pathway collaboration is welcomed. We have detailed below some important excerpts that apply to both CEOs and other board members – because they will now be held directly accountable for the quality of their organisation’s response and compliance with this new framework.

Key themes we want to share centre on CQC Assessments, Heightened Board Accountability and Standards & Cross-System Learning (click the heading below to read more).

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