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.
All files downloadable and
information contained in this website, including procedural
checklists and safety notices are © County Durham and Darlington
NHS Foundation Trust, 2019, All Rights Reserved. Any redistribution
or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form for the
purpose of commercial exploitation or to transit it to store in any
other website or other form of electronic retrieval system is
strictly prohibited other than in the following
No part of this publication
or documents and files contained in this publication may be
modified or reproduced in any form without the prior express
written permission of the copyright owner.
Dr Richard Hixson FRCA FFICM
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community