The latest information for Never Events, infections, and health outcomes is now available on the PHIN website. The website will now show data submitted for the current data period of 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020.
The latest measures show:
- There were 24 serious safety incidents (known as Never Events) reported across independent and NHS hospitals treating private patients in this period.
- There were 315 reported healthcare associated infection (HCAIs) in the year across 1.5 million bed days, across the sites where we could calculate a rate. This shows a slight change in the overall HCAI infection rate (22.2 to 21.5 per 100,000 bed days) in the new data period compared to the last period (1st January 2019 - 31st December 2019). In addition there were 5 HCAI for which we could not calculate a rate, making a total of 320 HCAIs occurred in the year.
- For sites where a percentage risk can be calculated, there were 85 reported surgical site infections (SSI) across 31,825 patients undergoing hip and knee replacement procedures. The overall percentage risk is increased by 0.3% in the new data period compared to the last period (1st January 2019 - 31st December 2019). In addition there were 3 SSIs for which we could not calculate a percentage risk, making a total of 88 SSIs occurred in the year.
- The percentage of patients reporting positive health improvement following hip replacement surgery (undertaken as a primary procedure) shows a change from 98.3% to 98.2%, and for hip revision surgery from 88.9% to 88.6%. For knee replacement surgery (undertaken as a primary procedure) the percentage of patients reporting positive health improvement changed slightly from 94.6% to 94.7%, with knee revision surgery changing from 88.4% to 89.4%.
PHIN has produced downloadable PDF and Excel versions of these datasets which can be accessed below.