A review of the way NHS trusts review and investigate the deaths of patients in England

A year after a review commissioned by NHS England uncovered failings at Southern Health Foundation Trust, the CQC look at how acute, community and mental health trusts across the country investigate and learn from deaths of people who have been in their care.

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Image source: CQC

The report focused on five key areas:

  1. Involvement of families and carers
  2. Identification and reporting
  3. Decision to review or investigate
  4. Reviews and investigations
  5. Governance and learning

Read the full overview here

Read the full report here

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