The clinical safety team provides a clinical safety assurance service across the whole of NHS Digital's work
The Clinical Safety team promote and ensure that effective clinical risk management is carried out by organisations that are responsible for deploying, developing and modifying health IT systems.
The Clinical Safety team are a multi-disciplinary team made up of Safety Engineers and Clinical Safety Officers. The team are based across our Leeds, London and Exeter offices.
The Clinical Safety team provides a clinical safety assurance service, across the whole of NHS Digital's programmes, and to the wider health and social care service in England. We ensure that the health IT used by care professionals is safe and that organisations have met requirements stated in the two Clinical Safety standards. These standards are mandatory under the Health and Social Care act 2012. Ultimately, this helps health and care staff to provide better, safer patient care.
The Clinical Safety team is responsible for:
Read more by downloading our Clinical Safety factsheet.
Information standards underpin national healthcare initiatives from the Department of Health, NHS England, the Care Quality Commission and other national health organisations.
Clinical Risk Management Training is designed to provide NHS organisations and manufacturers of Health IT products with training in the principles of safety, risk management and risk mitigation.
This page contains the documentation that supports Clinical Risk Management. They underpin the scope and requirement of the Clinical Safety team.