Never Events Survey

The College and NHS England are running a joint survey to gather information on how the NHS in England prevents and responds to 'never events' in surgery.


For the purposes of the survey a 'never event' is defined as:

  • Wrong site surgery
  • Wrong implant/prosthesis
  • Retained foreign object post operation

Comments are invited from professionals, patients and organisations. The results of the survey will be considered by the NHS England Surgical 'Never Events' Task Force as part of their work to develop proposals on how to eradicate such events in the NHS.

The survey will close on Friday 5 July.

Take the Never Events Survey

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