Patient Safety in Radiotherapy

Public Health England (PHE) Patient Safety in Radiotherapy Steering Group (PSRT)

The primary objective of this multi-professional group (RCR, SCoR, IPEM, lay representative and PHE) is to improve patient safety in radiotherapy in the UK by building on the recommendations of Towards Safer Radiotherapy, supporting their implementation and taking them forward.

Current work continues to encourage all centres to engage with the work and submit radiotherapy errors (RTE) reports through the National Reporting and Learning System of NHS Improvement or directly to PHE.

RTE reports should contain the classification taxonomies from Towards Safer Radiotherapy and the taxonomies from the Development of Learning guidance document. The learning is shared with the community at national conferences and via PHE newsletters and supplementary analysis.

All of the PHE radiotherapy reports, newsletters and analysis can be found on the Gov.UK website.

NPSA Radiotherapy - access to the Radiotherapy Self-Assessment Tool