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NPSA site

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).

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