Involving people in Serious Adverse Incident Reviews in Health and Social Care

Closed 12 Apr 2019

Opened 1 Mar 2019

Overview

The Hyponatraemia Implementation Programme is taking forward the recommendation which sets out to maximise the involvement of families in Serious Adverse Incident investigations in Health and Social Care.

A group of people including HSC staff, service users, carers and Department of Health representatives, have developed a draft ‘Statement of what you should expect in relation to a Serious Adverse Incident Review’ which is available here.  This Statement outlines the process which will be put in place should a Serious Adverse Incident or SAI take place in a Health and Social Care setting.  This seeks to help people who have been impacted by a SAI understand what they should expect from the review and who will be involved in the process.

The ‘Statement of what you should expect in relation to a Serious Adverse Incident’ will support the current guidance which relates to the reporting and follow up of Serious Adverse Incidents (SAIs), which may arise during the course of Health and Social Care business or commissioned services.  The current guidance, 'Procedure for the Reporting and Follow up of Serious Adverse Incidents' is available here.

Why We Are Consulting

We are seeking your thoughts and views on the draft Statement to help ensure that this information is clear and easily understood.  This will ensure that, when it is implemented in Health and Social Care settings, that the people involved in a Serious Adverse Incident understand the process that they are being asked to get involved in and importantly what this will achieve. 

We welcome your input to help develop the ‘Statement of what you should expect in relation to a Serious Adverse Incident Review’ and are asking you to read this document and complete the short survey below.

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Health and social care policy
  • Health and social care legislation
  • Quality and safety
  • Regulation of health and social care
  • Provision of health and social care services
  • Improvement of health and social care services
  • Patient/service user advocacy
  • Staff engagement