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Originator: National Patient Safety Alert - NHS England & NHS Improvement

Issue date: 10-Jan-2023 10:51:10

This alert has been issued to:
  • Care Trusts
  • Mental Health Trusts
  • Specialists Trusts
  • Learning Disabilities Trusts
  • Mental Health & Social Care Trusts
  • Ambulance Trusts
  • Mental Health & Learning Disabilities Trusts
  • Acute Trusts
  • Community Trusts

  • Other contacts
  • Independent Healthcare Providers (registered with CAS)
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • NHS Regional Offices
  • Special Health Authorities

Action category: Immediate Action

Title: Use of oxygen cylinders where patients do not have access to medical gas pipeline systems

Broadcast content:

To help NHS organisations prevent risks associated with the use of medical gas cylinders, NHS England has issued a summary of best practice guidance on the ‘Safe use of oxygen cylinders’. This National Patient Safety Alert asks providers to review the guidance and ensure a risk assessment is undertaken in all escalation/transient areas where patients are being acutely cared for (either temporarily or permanently) without routine access to medical gas pipeline systems.

Alert reference: NatPSA/2023/001/NHSPS

Action underway deadline: 12-Jan-2023

Action complete deadline: 20-Jan-2023


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