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Although funded by the Department of Health & Social Care and hosted by NHS England and NHS Improvement, we operate independently. We're also independent from regulatory bodies like the Care Quality Commission (CQC). By offering a new perspective and developing meaningful and influential recommendations we aim to drive positive change at a wider level.

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Management of acute onset testicular pain

Our latest report into the management of acute onset testicular pain has now been published

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17 Sep

How HSIB marked the first World Patient Safety Day

  • Written by: Keith Conradi

World Patient Safety Day is a global initiative established by the World Health Organization. We are just one of many organisations and many places in the world that took part. It gave us the chance to highlight the work we are doing to improve patient care - something we are all very proud of at HSIB.


Any person, group or organisation can share cases for potential investigation via the safety awareness form. Each submission is reviewed against our criteria, and an important part of assessment is whether we can learn something new that improves practice across the health system. We use a range of approaches focusing on establishing cause and identifying risk.

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Tell us about a patient safety concern

Link to the page with our safety awareness form