Policy paper

The 'never events' list for 2012/13

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

The "never events" list has been updated with minor amendments to two of the never event definitions.

Documents

Download Never Event List 2012-13

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Download The 'Never Events' list 2011-12

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Detail

The changes are to “never event” number 18, ‘Transplantation of ABO incompatible organs as a result of error’ and “never event” number 23, ‘Misidentification of patients’. This paper sets out the revised list and definitions for use in the NHS in 2012/13;

Please note that the policy framework published in February 2011 is still valid, apart from the update to the definitions in the “never events” list. The policy framework and associated equalities assessment are attached below;