A platform to explore concerns raised by coroners to prevent future deaths
In August 2021, the WHO published the Global Patient Safety Action Plan (2021-2030) to eliminate avoidable harms in healthcare. In England and Wales, legislation is in place to capture information on preventable deaths. Yet little is being done to use this information to reduce premature deaths.
We have created the Preventable Deaths Tracker to collate this information and make it accessible for all. Our Tracker also shares systematic analyses of this information, to warn against repeat hazards and highlight important lessons, to improve public safety, reduce avoidable harms, and prevent premature deaths.
What’s in the Database?
As of 22 June 2022, the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary had uploaded 4001 Prevention of Future Deaths reports (PFDs). The graph below illustrates the number of PFDs published over time. You can see the latest individual data here.
Oxford physics student, Qingyang Zhang, reflects on her internship working on the Preventable Deaths programme of research.
Oxford medical student, Harrison France, wins several awards for his research on preventable deaths involving medicines, including 1st place for the national IUPHAR student poster competition published in the British Pharmacology Society & the 2022 Oxford Wronker Research Project Prize.