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Originator: National Patient Safety Alert - NHS England Patient Safety

Issue date: 31-Jan-2024 10:00:05

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
  • Special Health Authorities
  • Territorial CMOs in Northern Ireland, Scotland & Wales
  • Integrated Care Boards

Action category: Action

Title: Transition to NRFit connectors for intrathecal and epidural procedures, and delivery of regional blocks

Broadcast content: This National Patient Safety Alert, issued by the NHS England National Patient Safety Team, and co-badged by the Association of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group, instructs all relevant NHS funded providers to complete the transition to NRFit™ connectors for all intrathecal and epidural procedures, and delivery of regional blocks by 31 January 2025.

Additional information: This alert is not relevant to Primary Care

Alert reference: NatPSA/2024/002/NHSPS

Action underway deadline: 02-Feb-2024

Action complete deadline: 31-Jan-2025


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