A major study into the progress of clinical risk management in the NHS was launched last month by the NHS Confederation.
The study is being undertaken by the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham and will involve a survey of all English NHS Trusts.
Kieran Walsh, a member of the study team explained: “For the last five years, the NHS has invested heavily in getting clinical risk management established but we know very little about how well it is working and what it is achieving. This research will help to measure the progress and impact of clinical risk management.
“It should provide some useful guidance to NHS trusts on good practice in risk management and help to formulate the decisions of national bodies like the NHS Confederation, the NHS Litigation Authority and the NHS Executive.”