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Reporting to the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA)


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The Newcastle Hospitals work in partnership with the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) by reporting patient safety incidents to the NPSA through the national Reporting and Learning System (RLS). Information is passed to the NPSA to enable it to learn from patient safety incidents and perform its functions relating to the ongoing management of health care services in England and Wales. The RLS operates on an anonymous basis; however, information which constitutes patients’, staff or visitors’ personal data may in some cases be passed to the NPSA. Where this is recognised, it will be deleted, as it is not the intention of the NPSA to hold person identifiable information.

If you would like to know more about the work of the NPSA, please visit the website at www.npsa.nhs.uk. If you would like to know more about patient safety locally, then please contact Jackie Moon, Patient Safety and Risk Lead at The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who would be happy to discuss this with you.

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