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Link in Surgery updated 14 Apr 2014

The surgical safety checklist - a patient's story

The Patient Safety First (NHS England) campaign website, featured a perioperative harm consumer story about the surgical safety checklist.

Zoe’s mum, Nikki, talks about how she found it reassuring to know that thorough checks were being made and repeated at different stages, before, during and after her daughter’s operation at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

To read the full story and watch a video, click here.



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