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Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF)

What is the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF)?

To support the NHS to further improve patient safety, all NHS Trusts and providers are preparing for the introduction of a new Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF).

We recognise and acknowledge the significant impact patient safety incidents can have on patients, service users, their families, and carers.

We will use a variety of ways to identify learning and make improvements following an incident where a patient or service user was or could have been harmed.

This is a major step towards establishing a safety management system across the whole of the NHS.

You can download the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) from below:


You can view our Patient safety incident response policy

You can also see our Patient safety incident response plan

If you have any queries or concerns on the patient safety incident response framework please email



Further information

NHS England have also developed an animation which explains what the PSIRF is how it will improve the way we undertake our investigations. 


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Preston Road



01257 261222

Royal Preston Hospital

Sharoe Green Lane




01772 716565

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