Independent safety investigation needed in NHS, experts say

31 octubre 2014

The NHS should follow the lead of aviation and other safety-critical industries and establish an independent safety investigation agency, according to a paper. Safety-critical industries such as aviation, shipping and the railways all face the risk of major failures causing tragic loss of life. Each of these industries is served by an independent and permanently staffed organization that is explicitly charged with investigating serious safety risks and major failures. A similar agency is needed for the NHS, say the authors.