A platform to learn lessons from PFDs to prevent future deaths.
In England and Wales, regulations are in place to capture information on preventable deaths, called Prevention of Future Deaths reports, PFDs, or Regulation 28 Letters. Yet little is being done to use this information to reduce premature deaths.
We, therefore, created the Preventable Deaths Tracker to collate this information and make it useable.
We also share systematic analyses of this information, to identify trends, warn against repeat hazards and highlight important lessons, to improve public safety and reduce avoidable harms.
What’s in the Database?
As of 22 June 2022, there were 4001 PFDs on the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary website, an average of 460 PFDs published each year.
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EVIDENCE IN PARLIAMENT: We submitted evidence to the ‘Prevention’ inquiry, summarising our PFD research and recommendations to learn from preventable deaths.
NEW PODCAST: Hear founder, Dr Georgia Richards, present at the Chief Coroner’s Conference in Westminster.
NEW PUBLICATION: Oxford medical student, Harrison France, published an analysis of PFDs involving medicines in Drug Safety!
NEW PUBLICATION: Summer intern, Qingyang Zhang, published her work on >4000 PFDs in the Medico-Legal Journal!