Patient Safety Updates


Nurturing a safety culture, learning from mistakes, preventing harm and working as part of a team are all part of the discipline of safety. To this end, the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA), the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) engage with partner organisations to create and disseminate our patient safety agenda.

Patient safety is core to all aspects of the College’s training, education and standards for anaesthesia.

The SALG Patient Safety Updates contain important learning from incidents reported to the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS). The RCoA and the AAGBI would like to bring these Safety Updates to the attention of as many anaesthetists and their teams as possible. SALG encourages you to discuss the updates at your Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) meetings, and we would also like to hear your feedback on the learning points. Feedback can be sent to the SALG administrator at

The updates are published quarterly and contain data from an earlier three month period. To join the safety network, and receive patient safety updates direct to your inbox, please contact the SALG administrator at