Policy paper

Expanding the list of 'never events'

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

A paper seeking comments on the draft list of events and on the framework for recovering costs when they occur.

Documents

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Detail

“Never events” are very serious, largely preventable patient safety incidents that should not occur if the relevant preventative measures have been put in place - they are things that should never happen to patients in NHS care

The Government proposed in the recent White Paper to expand the current list of incidents that are considered to be “never events” and to allow cost recovery when these “never events” occur. The purpose of this paper is to engage external partners and seek comments and suggestions on the draft list of events and on the framework for recovering costs when they occur

Have your say. Never events commentable document