This public consultation is now closed. This section will be updated once the consultation review process is complete.
Closing date: 04 November 2016
Draft national standards for the conduct of reviews of patient safety incidents
How is the MHC involved?
We developed the joint draft standards with HIQA.
What is this public consultation about?
The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) and the Mental Health Commission (MHC) have developed joint Draft National Standards for the Conduct of Reviews of Patient Safety Incidents. The draft standards are the first of their kind to be developed through a collaborative project between the MHC and HIQA and set out how patient safety incidents are reviewed across acute hospitals and mental health services.
What is in the public consultation document?
The draft National Standards contains twenty standard statements under five themes: Governance and Accountability, Person-Centred Approach to Reviews of Patient Safety Incidents, Workforce, Reviews of Patient Safety Incidents, Sharing the Learning for Improvement. The standards will play an important role in ensuring that the reviews of patient safety incidents are conducted in a transparent way which enhances the future quality and safety of patient care.
How will you use my comments?
Your comments will be considered and will inform the development of the final National Standards. Following the consultation, we will publish a paper summarising the responses received.
How to give feedback:
As these are joint standards, there is a facility to submit feedback via HIQA which can be accessed here: