Patient Safety Alert Non-Luer Spinal (Intrathecal) Devices For Chemotherapy and Lumbar Puncture

Closed 5 Dec 2013

Opened 18 Nov 2013

Overview

Views sought on draft patient safety alert for Non-Luer Spinal (Intrathecal) Devices for Chemotherapy and Lumbar Puncture

NHS England is seeking views on a draft patient safety alert from healthcare professionals, or anyone who has an interest in this area.

In order to further minimise the risk of wrong route errors guidance is provided that all spinal (intrathecal) chemotherapy bolus doses and lumbar puncture procedures should be performed using syringes and needles and other devices with non-Luer connectors that cannot connect with intravenous devices. We plan to issue this guidance as a Patient Safety Alert to be issued across the NHS.

Before we do we’d like you to tell us what you think.

Please read through the following documents and then tell us what you think by filling out the questionnaire:

<Patient Alert>

<Supporting Information>

Audiences

  • GPs
  • Nurses
  • Health visitors
  • Clinicians
  • Managers
  • Commissioners
  • Directors of public health
  • Pharmacists
  • Doctors
  • Midwives
  • Health care assistants
  • Healthcare scientists
  • Paramedics
  • Dentists
  • Art therapists
  • Drama therapists
  • Music therapists
  • Chiropodists/podiatrists
  • Dietitians
  • Occupation therapists
  • Orthotists
  • Orthopists
  • Prosthesists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Diagnostic radiographers
  • Therapeutic radiographers
  • Speech and language therapists
  • Childcare providers
  • Allied health professionals
  • Care-givers
  • Ophthalmic practitioners
  • Responsible officers
  • Clinical psychologists
  • Paediatric neuropsychologists
  • Foundation trusts
  • Mental health trusts
  • Community healthcare trusts
  • Tribunal service
  • Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs)
  • Commissioning support units (CSUs)
  • Strategic clinical networks (SCNs)
  • Care Quality Commission
  • Health Education England
  • Health Protection Agency
  • Local Government Association
  • Monitor
  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
  • Health and Wellbeing boards
  • Healthwatch (national and local)
  • Health and Social Care Information Centre
  • NHS Trust Development Authority
  • National directors
  • Regional directors
  • Area Team directors
  • All NHS England Staff
  • Voluntary groups
  • Community groups
  • Charities
  • Advocacy or support organisations
  • DH third sector strategic partners
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Academic/professional institutions
  • Employer representatives
  • Employee representatives
  • Trade unions
  • Deaneries
  • Higher education institutions
  • Royal Colleges
  • Service providers
  • Local authorities
  • Social care providers
  • Patients
  • Carers
  • Service users
  • Retailers
  • Suppliers
  • Information providers
  • Information professionals
  • Informatics professionals

Interests

  • NHS England