About us

We conduct independent investigations of patient safety concerns in NHS-funded care across England. The safety recommendations we make aim to improve healthcare systems and processes in order to reduce risk and improve safety.

HSIB is funded by the Department of Health & Social Care and hosted by NHS England and NHS Improvement. We hope that when parliamentary time allows, we will be established as an independent public body.

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National intelligence report: Early warning scores to detect deterioration in Covid-19 inpatients

Our national intelligence reports provide insight into current patient safety risks identified by HSIB. They include analysis and key information for consideration by relevant stakeholders to facilitate a response.

The Royal College of Physicians is responsible for the development of early warning scores for clinical deterioration and this report documents how concerns raised by HSIB were responded to.

Read more about our early warning scores national intelligence report

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Investigations

We undertake patient safety investigations through two programmes - national investigations and maternity investigations. In our national programme we investigate up to 30 patient safety concerns each year in order to provide meaningful safety recommendations.

Our teams work closely with patients, families and healthcare staff affected by patient safety incidents and we never attribute blame or liability to individuals.

We welcome information about patient safety concerns from everyone, including patients and their families, the public, NHS staff and organisations.

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Tell us about a patient safety concern

Link to the page with our safety awareness form