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PSIRF Implementation Guide

With our LFPSE-compliant software, which is packed with AI to help your teams in tracking, recording, and learning from incidents to drive continuous improvement and to improve patient safety, we are dedicated to empowering your organisation with innovative solutions for a transformative journey towards enhanced healthcare quality and safety.

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    We’re already helping several NHS Trusts transition to the PSIRF

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    What is the PSIRF?

    The PSIRF is a vital part of the NHS Patient Safety Strategy, which aims to continually improve and build on the foundations of a safer culture and safer systems. The Patient Safety Incident Response Framework (PSIRF) replaces the Serious Incident Framework (SIF) and organisations were expected to transition by Autumn 2023.

    So what exactly is the PSIRF? It removes the definition of a serious incident and instead just focuses on patient safety incidents. It isn’t an investigation framework like the SIF, instead it:

    Read more on how the PSIRF is changing how the NHS responds to patient safety incidents for learning and improvement

    The fact that we could work with Radar Healthcare to be the first Trust in the country to report on the national LFPSE system was a real bonus. Not only are we improving the safety of our own patients, but we are also helping to improve patient safety across the country.

    Kate Jarman, Director of Corporate Affairs, Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Trust

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    Which organisations need to be PSIRF compliant?

    The PSIRF is mandatory for any services under the NHS Standard Contract. This includes acute, ambulance, mental health, community healthcare, maternity and specialised services.

    Secondary care providers that aren’t NHS trusts are expected to apply the PSIRF, but may not need to complete the entire analysis for patient safety incident response planning. Instead, processes like stakeholder engagement in preparing plans will be expected.

    Primary care services are not required to implement the PSIRF, instead, it is optional. If they choose to, they should work with their integrated care board (ICB).

    "The way Radar Healthcare links across all streams of work and pulls them together is like a big jigsaw built around the patient."

    Paula Wiggins, Governance Systems Manager at Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

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    Get PSIRF ready today with Radar Healthcare

    Prepare for PSIRF success with Radar Healthcare, your trusted partner in achieving a seamless rollout. Our AI-driven software, meticulously crafted to meet LFPSE compliance, serves as a powerful tool for your teams, facilitating incident tracking, recording, and knowledge extraction.

    This, in turn, nurtures continuous learning and propels improvements in patient safety. To explore how we can revolutionise your risk, quality, and compliance processes, speak with our expert team today.

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    How we can help you to achieve your PSIRF aims

    • Record incidents and events

      Choose the most appropriate learning response method for the incident involved – all learning response methods can be implemented using our events module.

    • Automate action and improvement plans

      Bespoke workflow processes (specific to the incident type) are triggered to notify the right people. This allows appropriate responses to be taken and feedback to be given to patients, families and staff involved.

    • Audit your analytics

      Are you learning? If not, go back and change the workflow process easily and simply. This is a straightforward step with the flexibility of Radar Healthcare.

    • Future-proof software

      Continuous learning means evolving workflows and processes. Radar Healthcare offers a flexible solution now and in the future to help you to achieve positive patient outcomes.

    Podcast Ep034: Getting to grips with PSIRF, with Helen Hughes

    Our Chief Product Officer Mark Fewster met with Patient Safety Learning’s Chief Executive Helen Hughes to get the lowdown on NHS England’s Patient Safety Incident Response Framework. 

    What you can expect:

    • Exploration of how PSIRF aims to foster an open and just culture within the healthcare system
    • Insights into expectations post-transition and the crucial role of the implementation process in ensuring the success of PSIRF
    • The podcast provides valuable perspectives on the significance of PSIRF in driving improvements and accountability in patient safety

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      Supporting Guys and St Thomas NHS Trust with PSIRF transition.

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      NHS Trust Workshop with Radar Healthcare

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      PSIRF Webinar Recap - Learning Response Tools

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    PSIRF FAQs

    PSIRF has a broader scope and focuses more on preventing incidents from occurring, while the SIF (Serious Incident Framework) primarily focused on managing serious incidents after they had already occurred.

    The PSIRF is designed to improve patient safety and encourage a learning culture within the NHS by providing a more comprehensive approach to incident management. It includes a wider range of incidents that need to be reported, including those that do not result in harm to patients but have the potential to do so. The PSIRF also places a greater emphasis on the importance of learning from incidents and implementing changes to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.

    As part of the PSIRF, the PSIIs or Patient Safety Incident Investigations are carried out to improve systems. They involve investigating patient safety incidents to pinpoint both how and why they happen.

    Data collection and analysis play a large part to help identify underlying system-based causes. Once identified, improvement plans are put in place to address these system issues and therefore help improve patient safety in the National Health Service.

    The NHS provides tools and methods for PSII including incident mapping worksheets and contributing factors classification.

    Between March 2020 and June 2022, the NHS worked with a small number of early adopters to pilot the framework in their organisations by creating Patient Safety Incident Response Plans (PSIRP). These early adopters were in each region of NHS England and worked with the NHS and one national organisation to trial PSIRF.

    Early adopters include:

    • Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
    • London Ambulance Service NHS Trust
    • NHS Derby and Derbyshire CCG/STP
    • Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
    • Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
    • Care UK (Independent provider of healthcare in prisons)

    For a full list, take a look at the NHS website.

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