A leading provider of large scale digital innovation and transformation expertise has been appointed to undertake the development of the NHS Patient Safety Incident Management System.

Working with the National Patient Safety Team in NHS Improvement, Informed Solutions will soon begin building and testing prototypes as part of the alpha phase that will ultimately deliver the successor to the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) and the Strategic Executive Information System (STEIS).

The Manchester-based company has worked for a number of high-profile government organisations and was named 2016 SME Digital Leader of the Year.

Commenting on their appointment, Justin Hassall, Transformation Director at Informed Solutions, said they were delighted to be involved in developing the new patient safety system.

“We’re passionate about information systems that change people’s lives,” he said. “Over the next few months our team will be working closely with users of the system to build and test prototypes in order to develop a single port of call for recording, accessing and learning from patient incidents to support improvement in safety across the NHS.”

Celia Ingham Clark, Interim National Director of Patient Safety, NHS Improvement, added: “This exciting appointment allows us to start work on the next phase of building a new patient safety incident management system fit for today’s NHS. Building on the success of the existing National Reporting and Learning System, our aim is to embrace technology to create a new system that makes reporting simpler, and learning from incidents more accessible. This is fundamental to improving patient safety across all areas of the NHS and beyond.”

For further details see https://improvement.nhs.uk/improvement-hub/patient-safety/

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