Spectrum’s Death in Custody Clinical Review Service supports the PPO investigation by coordinating and managing all aspects of the clinical review process.
By analysing healthcare records, reports, statements and sometimes interviews, the clinical reviewers investigate the clinical care provided to the deceased person. A chronology of healthcare events leading up to the death is created.
The reviewers also:
- look at local policies and practices
- consider and note any instances where care might have fallen below standard
- consider where learning could be shared
- make recommendations for the healthcare service, based on the findings of the clinical review