Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) sets out how we will learn from patient safety incidents and replaces the Serious Incident Framework.

This is a significant shift in the way we will manage and respond to patient safety incidents.

The PSIRF supports the development and maintenance of an effective patient safety incident response system that integrates four key aims:

  1. Compassionate engagement and involvement of those affected by patient safety incidents
  2. Application of a range of system-based approached to learning from patient safety incidents
  3. Considered and proportionate responses to patient safety incidents
  4. Supportive oversight focused on strengthening response system functioning and improvement

The framework is made up of two elements – national guidance which sets priorities which must be investigated in depth, and a local plan, which has been developed by our Trust and details are approach to investigating and managing patient safety incidents.

Our Plan

Patient Safety Incident Response Framework Plan 2024/25