Radiotherapy: learning from errors

Supplementary guidance to support the radiotherapy community.


Development of learning from radiotherapy errors: supplementary guidance

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This document:

  • presents the causative factor taxonomy
  • presents the refinement to the radiotherapy pathway coding which includes the introduction of the safety barrier taxonomy
  • provides guidance on the application of the taxonomy
  • shares submission procedures for coding with radiotherapy staff and risk managers for inclusion in national analysis
  • encourages local application of the taxonomies to improve local learning from radiotherapy error and near miss events (RTE)
Published 22 December 2016