Support Alert

Patient safety alert:Nasogastric tube misplacement risk of death and severe harm

25 Jul 2016

NHS Improvement has issued a stage two alert to support providers of NHS-funded care to prevent the risk of severe harm or death caused by the misplacement of nasogastric tubes. It is directed at trust boards, or their equivalent in other providers of NHS funded care, to support them in assessing whether previous alerts and guidance has been implemented and embedded within their organisations.

Further details of the alert and action to take are available on the NHS Improvement website.