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Safety Alert Broadcast System Policy Directive

Doc type: Policy Directive
Compliance with this policy directive is mandatory.

Doc No.: PD2013_009

Functional Group - Sub Group:
Clinical/ Patient Services - Governance and Service Delivery
Clinical/ Patient Services - Incident management

Summary
This policy directive outlines the NSW Ministry of Health's approach to the communication and management of State-wide patient safety issues raised from sources which include: the Incident Information Management System (IIMS), Reportable Incident Briefs (RIB)s, Root Cause Analysis (RCA) reports, Health Care Complaints Commission (HCCC), Coroner's reports, Information from Health Services, the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Healthcare, and other jurisductions, Safety alerts and product recalls / notices issued by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

Date of Publication: 27 May 2013

Replaces:

  • Safety Alert Broadcasting System [PD2006_102]
Author Branch: Clinical Excellence Commission

This document applies to: Local Health Districts, Board Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Chief Executive Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Specialty Network Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Affiliated Health Organisations, Public Health System Support Division, Dental Schools and Clinics, NSW Ambulance Service, Ministry of Health, Private Hospitals and Day Procedure Centres, Public Hospitals

Audience: Clinical Staff, Directors of Clinical Governance, Chief Executive Officers

Distributed to: Public Health System, NSW Ambulance Service , Ministry of Health, Private Hospitals and Day Procedure Centres

Review Date: 27 May 2018

Policy Manual: Patient Matters

File No: H12/84551

Status: Active

File link: Safety Alert Broadcast System Policy Directive
File size: 435Kb

Safety Alert Broadcast System Policy Directive

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