Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group (SALG)


The Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group (SALG) is a group that brings together interests of a number of organisations interested in patient safety across the UK and members are nominated by the organisations that they represent.

SALG is a collaborative project between the Association of Anaesthetists, the Royal College of Anaesthetists and NHS England Improvement patient safety team. The group was formed in 2008 with the specific aim of reviewing and analysing, where possible, anaesthesia related serious incidents reported to the National Reporting and Learning System. Incidents with significant learning points are reported back to the anaesthesia community through a variety of communication methods. In addition, SALG provides regular updates on safety issues arising from incident review or from reports sent directly to SALG.

SALG provides a central reference point for calls and enquiries. There are currently working parties that are convened to address specific safety issues in detail, produce reports and tools for wider dissemination to assist in establishing action, training and education needs.

The networks are relied upon to disseminate information and to provide feedback from all aspects of the anaesthesia care pathway. You may join the Safety Network by emailing SALG