NatSSIPs is a national programme
which aims to standardise process and documentation relating to
LocSSIPs are locally derived safety
standards which apply to Invasive Procedures conducted both in our
acute (Darlington Memorial and University Hospital North Durham)
and community settings. The goal is to improve patient safety and
eliminate 'surgical never events' across the Trust.
As part of Country Durham and
Darlington NHS Foundation Trust's (CDDFT) Local Safety Standards
for Invasive Procedures (LocSIPPs), we have developed checklists
and other resources for specialties within our 5 Care Groups;
accessible via the orange tabs above.
All checklists have been developed
by specialists within the associated procedural areas with
coordination and support provided by the LocSSIP Implementation and
Governance Group. They are intended to be used by trained
healthcare professionals undertaking the specific procedures and
should not be used in the absence of the appropriate team
NHS England encourages sharing of
locally developed Safety Standards and in order to engage fully
with the 'spirit of LocSSIPs', CDDFT has constructed these
publically accessible webpages to facilitate access and help
support others in their endeavours to introduce similar standards.
Please note that these pages will change regularly as amendments
take place and additional resources are added.
© County Durham and Darlington NHS
Foundation Trust 2019, all rights reserved. No part of the
procedural checklists, team briefs or safety notices may be
reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or
mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any
information storage and retrieval system, without permission in
writing from the publisher.
Dr Richard Hixson FRCA FFICM
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care
'Every aspect of my emergency care was dealt with quickly,
efficiently and professionally with full explanations and
compassion from all staff involved'.
Patient, Emergency Department, Darlington Memorial Hospital