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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-07-03more like thismore than 2018-07-03
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Patients: Safety remove filter
house id 1 more like this
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pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 19 June 2018 to Question 152793 on Patients: Safety, whether any steps have been taken to determine the reason for the increase in never events. more like this
tabling member constituency Ellesmere Port and Neston more like this
tabling member printed
Justin Madders more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-07-09more like thismore than 2018-07-09
answer text <p>The Government is committed to eradicating Never Events and ensuring best practice is shared throughout the health care system.</p><p>That is why in December 2017, the Secretary of State commissioned the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to undertake a safety thematic review of Never Events, under Section 48 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008.</p><p>The CQC’s review, which is expected to report in autumn 2018, will examine the underlying issues in National Health Service trusts in England that contribute to the occurrence of Never Events and identify the learning that can be applied to wider safety issues.</p><p>The ‘Never Events Policy and Framework’ was revised in March 2015 and the definition of Never Events changed to provide further clarity over their purpose, and; to ensure incidents are easily identifiable when they occur and are not dependent on the severity of outcome of the incident.</p><p>The list of Never Events was reviewed at the same time to ensure that they were all compliant with the revised definition and to consider any new issues that were appropriate to be introduced as Never Events into the NHS in England.</p><p>Further revisions to the Never Events policy and framework and an updated Never Events list were published in January 2018. Therefore it is not possible to compare the number of Never Events reported on an annual basis.</p><p>As mentioned in my earlier reply to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-06-12/152793/" target="_blank">152793</a>, NHS providers are encouraged to report all Never Events, and the CQC regards failure to report a Never Event, a breach of a provider’s registration requirement.</p><p>The number of Never Events reported by independent providers is also increasing as they report more incidents to our National Reporting and Learning System.</p>
answering member constituency Gosport more like this
answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-07-09T16:40:10Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-09T16:40:10Z
answering member
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label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
tabling member
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label Biography information for Justin Madders more like this