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When patients are unexpectedly harmed or die, a review team comes together to find out what happened, why, and how to prevent it from happening again.

Safer Care Victoria helps you learn from these events and near misses.

A consistent process for reviewing adverse patient safety events

Our Adverse patient safety events policy outlines individual, health service and SCV responsibilities.

Aligning your policy to this will help you prioritise reviews and promote a safe reporting environment.

Read more tips on reviewing an adverse patient safety event.

Helping you find review team members

External reviewers

Our PEER platform will connect you with an independent member for your review team.

Consumer members

Download our guide to working together with consumers to review adverse patient safety events.

Training for healthcare workers and consumers

We conduct regular training in adverse patient safety event reviews.

This training program is on hold from November 2021 to January 2022.

View our events calendar to find the next available session.


Get in touch

Patient Safety Review Team
Safer Care Victoria
1300 543 916

Page last updated: 30 Sep 2021

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