CQC completes investigation after series of never events at Devon trust

05 March 2018 – NHE

The CQC completed its review into never events at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS FT after a series of seven such incidents over the course of two years was revealed.

Investigators found a “culture of openness and honesty” at the Trust despite the issues, with the events often quickly acted upon and investigated.

On this basis, it was decided that there would be an examination into the Trust after the seven never events were reported alongside two other serious incidents, which were already under inspection.

Never events are classed as any serious, largely preventable patient safety incident that should not occur if the available preventative measures have been implemented.


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