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Patients: Safety

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 15 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer of 26 June 2008, Official Report, columns 519-22W, on NHS: personal records, how many nutrition-related adverse incidents were recorded in each month between January 2005 and December 2007 in each NHS trust. (246405)

For the period between January 2005 and December 2007, it is estimated that there have been around 68,148 nutrition-related adverse incidents recorded on the reporting and learning system (RLS) at strategic health authority (SHA) level.

Detailed information on the type and size of incidents is not held or analysed centrally by the Department or the National Patient Safety Agency and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost due to the complexity associated with processing 36 months of data by each trust.