Draft National Standards for the Conduct of Reviews of Patient Safety Incidents

This consultation is now closed

  • Since 4 Nov 2016 - 5:00pm
What is this public consultation about?

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) and the Mental Health Commission (MHC) have developed joint Draft National Standards for the Conduct of Reviews of Patient Safety Incidents. The draft standards are the first of their kind to be developed through a collaborative project between HIQA and the Mental Health Commission and set out how patient safety incidents are reviewed across acute hospitals under HIQA’s remit and mental health services under the remit of the MHC.

How is HIQA involved?

We developed the joint draft standards with the Mental Health Commission.

What is in the public consultation document?

The draft National Standards contains twenty standard statements under five themes: Governance and Accountability, Person-Centred Approach to Reviews of Patient Safety Incidents, Workforce, Reviews of Patient Safety Incidents, Sharing the Learning for Improvement. The standards will play an important role in ensuring that the reviews of patient safety incidents are conducted in a transparent way which enhances the future quality and safety of patient care.

How will you use my comments?

Your comments will be considered and will inform the development of the final National Standards.  Following the consultation, we will publish a paper summarising the responses received. 

Further information

As these are joint standards, there is a facility to submit feedback via the Mental Health Commission which can be accessed here: http://www.mhcirl.ie/for_H_Prof/Consultations

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