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Campaigners voice fears over NHS safety alerts

NHS trusts are putting people at risk by failing to implement a critical system of safety alerts, campaigners have warned.

Patient Safety Alerts are issued when potentially harmful situations are identified in healthcare organisations.

Charity Action against Medical Accidents (AVMA) said 63% of trusts in England have at least one overdue alert.

But the Department of Health said in the vast majority of cases trusts responded to alerts in good time.

Peter Walsh, from Action against Medical Accidents, discussed his concerns on BBC Breakfast.

  • 13 Aug 2010
  • From the section Health
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