Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Surgical safety checklist issued

  • 1 Comment
A new safety checklist for theatre nurses and their teams was launched last week by the World Health Organization.

The checklist, which is being backed by the National Patient Safety Agency and junior health minister Lord Ara Darzi, was drawn up using evidence from eight pilot sites, including one at St Mary’s Hospital in London.

Jane Reid, president of the Association for Perioperative Practice, welcomed the initiative. ‘Our membership represents all those working in operating theatres and so we particularly welcome the emphasis on encouraging a culture of safety embracing the whole surgical team,’ she said.

The checklist and information on it are available at

  • 1 Comment

Readers' comments (1)

  • i would like some more information on the surgical check list ..

    have you got any infomation on health promotion.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.