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 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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Maternal death: learning from from maternal death investigations during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic

Our latest national learning report identifies crucial learning from maternal death investigations undertaken during the first peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It also reinforces the increased risk of COVID-19 to women from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.

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25 Feb

New report examines impact of first wave of COVID-19 on maternal deaths

  • Written by: Communications team

Our latest report offers crucial learning from maternal death investigations undertaken during the first peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.Underlining the same key themes found in our investigation into 19 maternal…

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