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Introduction

The Central Alerting System (CAS) is a web-based cascading system for issuing patient safety alerts, important public health messages and other safety critical information and guidance to the NHS and others, including independent providers of health and social care.

Alerts available on the CAS website include safety alerts, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) messages, drug alerts, Dear Doctor letters, Medical Device Alerts (MDA), Patient Safety Alerts (NatPSA) and Estates and Facilities Alerts (EFN/EFA).

 

Purpose of this Policy

The purpose of this document is to give comprehensive and clear guidance in the effective, systematic, auditable approach to the distribution and action requirements of alerts, notices and other communication concerning safety that have been issued via the Central Alerting System (CAS). The policy encompasses the processes required for the management of alerts issued via CAS. This is a Trust-wide policy which applies to all Divisions and services without any exceptions.

 

Policy Details

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Compiled by: Associate Director of Quality
Ratified by: Safety and Quality Committee
Date Ratified: April 2020
Date Issued: April 2020
Review Date: April 2023
Target Audience: All staff
Contact name: Associate Director of Quality

 

See also:

  • Quality and Risk Management Strategy
  • Medical Devices Training for Clinical Staff Policy
  • Medicines Management Policy