Letters Surgical safety checklists

Watch how Great Ormond Street uses WHO checklist on YouTube

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b518 (Published 10 February 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b518
  1. Barry G Lambert, locum consultant anaesthetist1,
  2. Imran Mushtaq, consultant paediatric urologist1,
  3. Martin Elliot, professor and cardiac surgeon1,
  4. Isabeau Walker, consultant anaesthetist1
  1. 1Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London WC1N 3JH
  1. barrylambert{at}mac.com

    We support the National Patient Safety Agency in adopting the WHO surgical safety checklist as a standard of care in the NHS.1 2 3 Indeed, we have adapted the checklist and have been using it in our cardiac theatres for the past …

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