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:
If you have any queries or concerns on the patient safety incident response framework please email PSIRF@lthtr.nhs.uk
- Aims of PSIRF
The PSIRF supports the development and maintenance of an effective patient safety incident response system that brings together four aims:
- Compassionate engagement and involvement of those affected by patient safety incidents
- The application of a range of system-based approaches to our learning from patient safety incidents
- Considered and proportionate responses to patient safety incidents
- Supportive oversight which focusses on strengthening responses and system improvements.
At Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, our Patient Safety team are leading the PSIRF implementation to make sure that our work links with the wider health and care system.
NHS England have also developed an animation which explains what the PSIRF is how it will improve the way we undertake our investigations.