Dumfries & Galloway Health Board
Prescribing Support Team

Guidance on significant event analysis

Posted: 29 Jan 08 Edited: 14 Aug 18
Significant Event Analysis

A significant event should be chosen for analysis because a) It has impacted on the quality or safety of patient care, or, b) It is thought to be important in the life or conduct of the practice, or c) It may offer some insight into the care process or systems in the practice.

Discussion and analysis of a significant event should conducted in a non-threatening environment and is focused on reflective learning and taking action, where necessary. Dumfries and Galloway prescribers and pharmacists are encouraged to utilise this method of audit as another way to address CPD. All submitted significant event analyses will be treated in strictest confidence.