Prevention of retained foreign objects in gynaecology and maternity settings

Closed 29 Apr 2016

Opened 23 Mar 2016


Dissemination of an on line survey to ask maternity units to provide us with local information about practices in relation to preventing retained foreign objects following delivery. This is part of a broader piece of work on reducing Never Events relating to retained foreign objects.

Why your views matter

Understand the variation in practice nationally in order to inform standardised practices and to provide national guidance on reducing Never Events in relation to retained foreign objects. Also a meas of capturing good practices in order to share more widely.

Letter: Learning from Never Events in gynaecology and maternity


  • Foundation trusts
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Patients


  • Public
  • System wide approach to quality