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Patient Safety And Clinical Skills

Safe Results

Safe Laboratory Test Ordering and Results Handling in General Medical Practice

Welcome to the NES webpage on safe guidance for test ordering and results handling in general practice.

The evolving work outlined in these pages was originally part of a European Union funded project - see LINNEAUS EURO-PC below for further details.

The developments thus far were achieved in partnership with a number of different countries and bodies, including the Medical Protection Society which kindly shared much of its risk data on this area. (

The LINNEAUS EURO-PC Work Package Leads on behalf of NES are:

Dr Paul Bowie
Programme Director (Safety & Improvement)
Telephone: 0141 223 1450

Dr John McKay
Assistant Director of Postgraduate GP Education

Information on LINNEAUS EURO-PC (Learning from International Networks about Errors and Understanding Safety in Primary Care):