Failsafe is a back-up mechanism, in addition to usual care, which ensures if something goes wrong in the screening...
Failsafe is a back-up mechanism, in addition to usual care, which ensures if something goes wrong in the screening pathway, processes are in place to (i) identify what is going wrong and (ii) what action follows to ensure a safe outcome.
This version 1.1 replaces version 1.0 of this document which was published in June 2011.
The changes bring the failsafe document into line with revised standards for coverage and for timely identification of babies who have not had a sample taken or where screening is incomplete. The revised standards were consulted on in January 2011 and approved by the Blood Spot Advisory Group (BSAG) in August 2011.
The revision also clarifies roles and responsibilities and where failsafe measures are not yet fully commissioned/implemented.