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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 and 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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Safety recommendation responses: Residual drugs in intravenous cannulae and extension lines

Find out how the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Centre for Perioperative Care responded to safety recommendations made in our final report for Residual drugs in intravenous cannulae and extension lines.

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17 Jun

Healthcare Safety Investigations Conference

  • Written by: Communications team

Date: 16 September 2021Time: 10:00 – 15:30REGISTER NOWWe would like you to join us for our second Healthcare Safety Investigations Conference this September.We have an exciting programme lined up. This…


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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