Prevention of Future Deaths Reports in inquests - what are the recurring themes for health and social care?

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Prevention of Future Deaths Reports in inquests - what are the recurring themes for health and social care?

Published 24 abril 2023

The purpose of Prevention of Future Deaths Reports (PFDs) issued by coroners is to bring about positive change by promoting learning from deaths.  However, to capitalise fully on the power of PFDs to drive improvements in care, the lessons learned from those cases need to be shared across the system.

To help shine a light on the current picture, this time last year we published a report on themes we identified from PFDs issued to health and social care providers in 2021.  Having received positive feedback about the usefulness of that exercise, we have repeated it this year by looking at themes arising from PFDs issued during the course of 2022 in relation to acute hospitals, mental health, social care and ambulance services.

Click here to see what we found.

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Gill Weatherill

Gill Weatherill

Newcastle

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Tracey Longfield

Tracey Longfield

Leeds

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Louise Wiltshire

Louise Wiltshire

Bristol

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Gemma Brannigan

Gemma Brannigan

London - Walbrook

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