148 'never events' in six months, NHS figures reveal

There were 148 'never events' - NHS patients harmed by incidents that should never happen - in the six months from April to September, NHS England figures show

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NHS has 148 'never events' in six months

There were 148 'never events' - NHS patients harmed by incidents that should never happen - in the six months from April to September, NHS England figures show.

New figures from NHS England show there were 148 never events in the six months from April to September. Credit: PA

Cases include the wrong patient receiving heart surgery, one woman who had her fallopian tube removed instead of her appendix and patients given overdoses.

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