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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-04441: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 2 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many adverse events have taken place in the NHS since 1999, broken down by (a) NHS board, (b) category and (c) type of event.

Answered by: Shona Robison 14 November 2016

The information requested is not held centrally as individual NHS Boards are responsible and accountable for managing their own clinical governance processes.

Adverse event reviews are carried out to determine whether there are learning points to improve the service. Boards then need to implement any improvements identified to support a greater level of safety for all the people involved in its care system. Significant adverse event review reports should be shared with everyone involved and a one-page learning summary completed and published in order to disseminate key learning points.