New National Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures (NatSSIPs 2) published
23 Jan 2023
The original National Safety Standards for Invasive Procedures (NatSSIPs) were published in 2015. These new NatSSIPs 2 are published at a time when the healthcare system is under huge pressure. There are vacancies, overwork, burnout and unfamiliar teams working together. There are backlogs of patients needing treatment, some with increased problems due to deconditioning and treatment delays following the pandemic.
Our understanding of how to deliver safe care in in a complex and pressurised system is evolving. These revised standards (NatSSIPs 2) are intended to share the learning and best practice to support multidisciplinary teams and organisations to deliver safer care.
NatSSIPs 2 have been written by a working group formed of patients and practising clinicians from across the four nations, across disciplines and professions. It is published by the Centre for Perioperative Care – a partnership of all the major organisations involved in the patient perioperative journey.
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