Involving People In Serious Adverse Incident Reviews In Health And Social Care

5th March 2019

Involving People In Serious Adverse Incident Reviews In Health And Social Care

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.

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.

For more information and to share your views on the draft statement, please click here.