Nurturing a safety culture, learning from mistakes, preventing harm and working as part of a team are all part of the discipline of safety. To this end, the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and the Association of Anaesthetists engage with partner organisations to develop and disseminate our Patient Safety Update.

The SALG Patient Safety Updates contain important learning from incidents reported to the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS). The RCoA and the Association aim to bring these Safety Updates to the attention of as many anaesthetists and their teams as possible. SALG encourages departments of anaesthesia to discuss the updates at governance meetings. Feedback is welcome and encouraged.

The updates are published quarterly and contain data from an earlier three month period. To join the safety network, and receive patient safety updates direct to your inbox, please contact SALG at [email protected]

Patient Safety updates April - June 2021 [PDF]

Patient Safety updates July 2020 - March 2021 [PDF]

Patient Safety updates July 2020 - March 2021 (Presentation) [PPT]

Patient Safety updates January - June 2020 [PDF]

Patient Safety updates January - June 2020 (Presentation) [PPT]