Table 1

The most common learning found across all NSCTs

LearningNSCTs citing 2017/2018 (%)NSCTs citing 2018/2019 (%)NSCTs citing 2019/2020 (%)
Problem with communication (including language barrier, consent and handover)464541
Problem in recognition and escalation of deteriorating patients434636
End-of-life planning or treatment escalation planning not evident/incomplete424745
Problems with documentation414947
Lack of clinical knowledge, consideration differential/delay diagnosis or seeking advise272327
Lack of/problem with risk assessments/interventions/escalating concerns253532
Lack of/problem with engagement with/support of families/carers41528
  • NSCTs, National Health Service (NHS) Secondary Care Trusts.