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National guidance on learning from deaths

The purpose of the guidance is to help standardise and improve the way acute, mental health and community Trusts identify, report, review, investigate and learn from deaths, and engage with bereaved families and carers in this process.

Following the recent findings of the Care Quality Commission report Learning, candour and accountability: A review of the way NHS trusts review and investigate the deaths of patients in England, the National Quality Board (NQB) has published the first edition of National Guidance on Learning from Deaths for Trusts.

Also published with the guidance is a suggested Dashboard which provides a format for data publication by Trusts.

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