About us

Although funded by the Department of Health and hosted by NHS, 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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How we work

We carry out up to 30 investigations each year, occurring in England and after 1st April 2017.

Our focus is on learning and we want to identify themes and patterns. We may investigate similar incidents in different locations, or incidents across different organisations. In the future, we hope to improve local investigations by developing skills and raising standards.

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Featured news
3 Jul

Our Advisory Panel

  • Written by: Communications Team

The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) is pleased to have now appointed to its Advisory Panel. They have selected seven members who bring a broad range of experience, skills and expertise to the Panel. Read more about their expertise and backgrounds here

3 Jul

Cardiac and Vascular Patient Pathways

  • Written by: Communications Team
19 Jul

Jobs: WebEx sessions

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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.

Our current investigations

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Link to the page with our Safety awareness form