We are pleased to announce that we have been accredited for our serious incident review processes by the Royal College of Psychiatrists through their Serious Incident Review Accreditation Network (SIRAN).

The committee remarked that this was a ‘fantastic achievement’ particularly as accreditation was achieved after just one presentation. The accreditation is evidence that LPT’s processes include:

  • clear and well written policies for our serious incidents and duty of candour processes;
  • reports that are written so that people can understand – including the use of a glossary with explanations and how we avoid the use of acronyms;
  • good explanations of the serious incident process, communicated well if there are delays; and
  • reports that answer questions from the family and include clear responses.

Anne Scott, executive director of nursing / AHP’s and quality, would like to thank everyone who has supported this work over the last couple of years, which is helping to create high quality, compassionate care and well-being for all. She said:

“We are delighted to receive this accreditation from the Royal College of Psychiatrists. It is a testament to the hard work on, and dedication to, improvement across our teams and throughout our whole Trust. Particular thanks must go to our Patient Safety Team who are passionate about improving patient care and safety and help us to step up to great every day.”

Tracy Ward, head of patient safety at LPT, said: “This is a result of a significant amount of improvement work across our Trust and we are very proud to receive this accreditation.

“Patient safety is an absolute priority for the Trust and this accreditation is confirmation of the quality and robustness of our processes and the hard work and commitment from all our staff to improve patient safety and a testament to our compassion and candour for our staff and patients and their relatives. This is a great foundation to build on as we work together to introduce the Patient Safety Incident Response Framework across LPT.”