We are taking part in a study to understand how patients and families are involved, or not, in the investigation of serious incidents in healthcare. The full name of the study is ‘Patient and Family Involvement in Serious Incident Investigations’ (PFI-SII).
The study aims to explore the views of patients and family members, staff and investigators who have been involved in an incident in an NHS acute hospital or mental healthcare setting in England.
The research team would like to speak to patients and families who have been affected by a serious incident that has been investigated by HSIB. This is so they can talk to you about how involved you were in the HSIB investigation.
If you are interested in taking part, the initial step is for one of the research team to phone you to gather some background details about the incident and subsequent investigation. You can also ask any questions you have about the study.
After the initial call, if you are still interested in taking part in the study, the same member of the research team will arrange a one-hour interview with you. This interview can take place on Zoom or over the phone.
The research team are aware of the very sensitive nature of discussing serious healthcare incidents and resulting investigations. Any information you provide is confidential and anonymised. You are also free to withdraw from the study at any point.
If you are interested in taking part in the study, or have any questions, please contact the Bradford Institute of Health Research team:
- Email Siobhan.McHugh@bthft.nhs.uk or Katherine.Ludwin@bthft.nhs.uk
- Phone Dr Siobhan McHugh, Research Fellow, on 07436 620523
You can also follow the PFI-SII study on Twitter.