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May 4, 2016
The Government’s new Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) is now in place, with the aim of giving NHS organisations support and guidance in investigations into mistakes and carrying out some investigations itself.
First announced by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt last summer, the new body will aim to give doctors and hospitals the chance to learn from mistakes rather than attributing blame, while involving patients and their families fully in investigations from start to finish.
The body, which is independent and which draws together experts from the NHS, academia, watchdogs and charities, is independent and aims to get to the bottom of any incidents which threaten patient safety. It will produce reports which offer practical solutions to the problems behind incidents.
Ally Taft, Partner
Ally Taft, Partner with Medical Accident Group, said: “If the new body genuinely aims to offer relevant and workable solutions, then it must be welcomed by all those who put patient safety at the top of their list of priorities. If it increases doctors’ and hospitals’ transparency, that will benefit patients too.”
If you have been involved in an investigation, as a patient or relative, which you felt was unsatisfactory, Medical Accident Group can help. Our experienced and sympathetic team, whose knowledge of clinical negligence and personal injury law is extensive, can support you through the process of making a claim and seeking justice. We can also advise on a wide range of issues from brain injury or birth injury to surgical and medical errors and accidents at work. Call us free on 0800 050 1668.