Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group (SALG)
The Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group (SALG) is a group that brings together interests of a number of different organisations across the UK and members are nominated by the organisations that they represent.
SALG reviews anaesthesia specific incidents reported to NHS England and other UK national healthcare safety bodies. We support the expansion of Specialty Specific Incident Reporting across the NHS. The Anaesthetic eForm has been developed as a specialty-specific alternative to the Local Risk Management Systems (LRMS) used to gather information for the National Reporting and Learning Service (NRLS). SALG also evaluates anaesthesia safety reports for further investigation through research or audit.
SALG provides a central reference point for calls and enquiries from healthcare professionals, the media and patients through the RCoA Patient Safety Administrator. There are currently working parties that are convened to address specific safety issues in detail, produce reports and tools for wider dissemination to assist in establishing action, training and education needs.
SALG hosts two networks totalling over 800 individuals who have volunteered to act as a point of contact between their colleagues and SALG.
- The Safety Network is a database of 680 anaesthetists.
- The Risk Management Forum comprises 180 administrative risk management and patient safety staff.
The networks are relied upon to disseminate information and to provide feedback from all aspects of the anaesthesia care pathway. You may join the Safety Network by emailing the RCoA Patient Safety Administrator.