The 2016 Care Quality Commission report “Learning, candour and accountability: a review of the way NHS Trusts review and investigate the deaths of patients in England” found that learning from deaths was not being given sufficient priority in NHS organisations. Subsequently the National Quality Board published “National Guidance on Learning from Deaths” (March 2017). This guidance gives a framework for NHS organisations on identifying, reporting, investigating and learning from deaths in care.
The purpose of this document is to provide a framework for The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust with regard to identifying, reporting, investigating and learning from deaths.
OP87 Learning from Deaths Policy (PDF, 1Mb)