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Serious incidents requiring investigation (SIRI)

On identification of an actual or potential serious incident, we request that an initial report form giving the basic information on the incident is completed and sent to the Chief Nursing Officer.

Examples of SIRIs in general practice may be:

  • Serious incidents involving patients e.g. screening errors, serious drug errors
  • Serious injury resulting in permanent harm, or unexpected death involving patients, a member of staff, visitor, or a contractor
  • Not following guidance on the ‘yellow sheet’ (available to all practices) when there have been serious concerns on a child’s welfare
  • Any loss of data or breach of confidentiality

Information is sent back confirming the SIRI status and giving the date by when the 60 day report needs to be received. The 60 day is a full report with chronology and action plan.

The Chief Nursing Officer checks all reports for sufficient information, evidence of appropriate actions taken and evidence of shared learning planned or undertaken.

Please refer to the East of England SIRI policy for general guidance on what constitutes a SIRI.

Strategic Executive Information System (STEIS)

All SIRIs in Suffolk will be recorded on the STEIS database.  For non NHS organisations wishing to submit a SIRI, please download the new incident form from the link below and follow the process chart;

• Serious Incident Requiring Investigation form

Please save the completed form and send to the Suffolk SIRI inbox, WSCCG.SUI@nhs.net
Please note: For information governance purposes, please send the completed forms from a secure NHS net address.

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