On the day briefing: Care Quality Commission's Learning from deaths - a review of the first year of NHS trusts implementing the national guidance


Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today published Learning from deaths –  a review of the first year of NHS trusts implementing the national guidance.

The report reviews CQC inspectors’ observations from the first year of assessing how well trusts are implementing national guidance on learning from deaths. National guidance for trusts on a standardised approach to learning from deaths and working with families were introduced in response to the findings of CQC’s 2016 thematic review Learning, candour and accountability, which made a number of recommendations to help to improve the quality of investigations into patient deaths.

This briefing summarises key findings from today’s report, but for a comprehensive overview of the enablers and barriers to putting the guidance into practice, we encourage providers to read the report in full.

 

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