CQC to begin 'Never Events' fieldwork in April
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has been asked by the Department of Health and Social Care to examine the underlying issues in organisations that contribute to the occurrence of never events.
They will be carrying out fieldwork to inform this review from April-June 2018. This activity may be linked into part of an inspection, or be a standalone visit.
This review will try to identify the reasons why initiatives supporting the creation of barriers to prevent Never Events – such as the issuing of patient safety alerts and the introduction of National Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures – have not prevented their occurrence more effectively.