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Volume 472: debated on Monday 3 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health on how many occasions surgeons have operated on the incorrect person in the National Health Service in each of the last 10 years. (189309)

National health service staff can report wrong site or wrong patient surgery incidents to the National Patient Safety Agency’s (NPSA) reporting system (the national reporting and learning system). However, the NPSA has not, to date, received any reports of surgeons operating on the wrong patient.