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Thread: Managing incident systems - Pathology JV/ Mergers and Trust systems

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    Managing incident systems - Pathology JV/ Mergers and Trust systems

    How do joined Pathology depts of separate hospital trusts manage to integrate their incident reporting systems and risk registers for full visibility?

    If an incident potentially affects all of Pathology- then in which trust should this be reported- or do you report in each thereby duplicating everything, and slowly losing the will to live?

    If the incident is only reported at one site- then there is potential for problems to be overlooked at the others. It would be very helpful to know how other sites have managed this aspect of the JVs and mergers.


    Thanks!

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    Back in the day when I worked for the NBS, we had (and presumably they still do) a National Corrective Action process whereby a decision was made in the QA depts whether a local incident affected other sites. If it was deemed to be so, then a National Action was raised and faxed to the other centres for action. Before they were all on one QPulse, they would have to be individually logged on the zonal QPulse systems for action.

    So, if you could link your incident reporting systems it would help, otherwise, perhaps a system where the original reporter sends it to other contacts, for them to log, rather than the original reporter logging in on each different system.

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    Thanks Chris. Until we manage to establish a common electronic QMS, which I would have thought would have been a priority with these large networks, then it is more likely these things just won't be linked and there will be very little oversight of cross-site incidents.

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