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As part of our continuing drive to promote and support good risk management practices we have compiled a range of guidance, reports and presentations from both the State Claims Agency and external sources.

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State Indemnity Guidance: IT Cyber-attack - Tusla (from 14 May 2021) 9 June 2021

The State Claims Agency recognises the enormous impact, and associated risks, of the IT cyber-attack on Tusla systems, which occurred on 14 May 2021. We have developed new guidance on State indemnity and risk management, in respect of the General Indemnity Scheme, to all Tusla servants and/or agents following the cyber-attack.

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State Indemnity Guidance: IT cyber-attack on the health and social care sector (from 14 May 2021) 21 May 2021

The purpose of this document is to provide State indemnity, incident reporting and risk management guidance, under the Clinical Indemnity Scheme and General Indemnity Scheme, to doctors, nurses, midwives and allied healthcare professionals, following the IT cyber-attack on the health and social care sector from 14 May 2021.

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National Quality, Clinical Risk & Patient Safety Webinar - 29 April 2021 - Presentations 30 April 2021

The first webinar in our series of Quality, Clinical Risk and Patient Safety Webinars took place on Thursday, 29 April 2021. This series aims to educate and inspire those involved in advancing service user safety in health and social care. At our April webinar, we examined the theme ‘Implementing and Sustaining Change in Health and Social Care – Systems and Services Focus’, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, together with national and international speakers.

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National Quality, Clinical Risk and Patient Safety Webinar Series 2021 – Virtual Poster Competition Viewing 28 April 2021

As at previous conferences, individuals and teams were invited to submit an abstract for consideration for our virtual poster competition at this year’s National Quality, Clinical Risk and Patient Safety Webinar Series. The successful poster submissions are now available to view.

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Payments made to barristers and solicitors for the period 1/07/20 – 31/12/20 13 April 2021

In line with the State’s commitment to Open Government Partnership, including fiscal transparency, the SCA publishes on its website, on a twice yearly basis, the number and cumulative total of all payments made to the solicitor firms and barristers it has engaged.

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Payments made to barristers and solicitors for the period 1/01/20 – 30/06/20 28 January 2021

In line with the State’s commitment to Open Government Partnership, including fiscal transparency, the SCA publishes on its website, on a twice yearly basis, the number and cumulative total of all payments made to the solicitor firms and barristers it has engaged.


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Risk Advisory Notice: Cleaning Guidance and Sample Checklist for COVID-19 8 December 2020

This Risk Advisory Notice contains guidance and template checklists which set out the COVID-19 general requirements that Delegated State Authorities (DSAs) should be incorporating into their cleaning and disinfection arrangements. It is a non-exhaustive template so the document is provided in an editable format to allow DSAs to consider site-specific factors e.g. locations and incorporate their edits as appropriate.

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Clinical Risk Insights – Winter 2020 7 December 2020

Clinical Risk Insights is a newseltter brought to you by the Clinical Risk Unit of the State Claims Agency (SCA). In this issue you will find articles on orthopaedic implant incidents, cauda equina syndrome, getting service user identification right and a closed claim case study in which communication came under the spotlight.

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GIS Risk Advisory Notice 19: Work-related stress and critical incident stress management during covid-19 19 November 2020

The State Claims Agency has developed a Risk Advisory Notice (RAN) to assist Delegated State Authorities (DSAs) with the implementation of appropriate risk management controls to help manage stress and critical incident stress in the workplace. It also contains sample control measures that DSAs should consider during the COVID-19 pandemic. Proper management of these risks can help reduce the incidence and cost of claims.

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State Indemnity Guidance 13: Use of third-party premises and temporary structures by Delegated State Authorities 16 October 2020

The State Claims Agency recognises that Delegated State Authorities may need to use third-party-owned locations such as hotels, community halls and/or use onsite temporary structures such as marquees or portacabins for capacity or other business requirements. This State Indemnity Guidance sets out the scope of cover and risk management considerations for use of these premises/structures

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