The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) is a Special Health
Authority created to co-ordinate the efforts of all those involved
in healthcare, and more importantly to learn from, patient safety
incidents occurring in the NHS.
The NPSA's work also encompasses: safety aspects of hospital
design, cleanliness and food (transferred from NHS Estates);
ensuring research is carried out safely, through its responsibility
for the Central Office for Research Ethics Committees (COREC).
The NPSA also supports local organisations in addressing their
concerns about the performance of individual Doctors and Dentists,
through its responsibility for the National Clinical Assessment
Service (NCAS), formerly known as the National Clinical Assessment
Authority. It also manages the contracts with the three
confidential enquiries. This responsibility has been transferred
from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE).
Please click on the link to visit the National
Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) website, the link will open in a