Provider bulletin: 29 May 2019

This weekly newsletter is sent to NHS providers’ chairs, chief executives, finance, medical, nursing and HR directors, and board secretaries.

For information

Never Events list: exclusion of wrong site infiltration of dental blocks

We have updated the Never Events list to reflect the exclusion of administering local anaesthetic to the wrong site for dental procedures (sometimes referred to as dental blocks). This incidence should no longer be reported as a Never Event.

Since list revisions in January 2018, only one wrong site dental block has been reported under the wrong site surgery category.


Health and Care Innovation Expo 2019

Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 September, Manchester

Expo unites people from right across the health and social care sector to share perspectives, learn from one another, and find solutions. This year we are focusing on bringing the NHS Long Term Plan to life and giving an insight into the latest NHS and social care plans, as well as a chance to meet the people leading transformation.

A limited number of complimentary tickets are available to NHS, local government and wider public sector staff – contact to check your eligibility or register now using code EXPO19.

Regional updates

Leeds NHS commercial network

Thursday 6 June, 9.30am-1pm, Leeds

At this event local commercial leads will be able to explore opportunities with commercial partners, to deliver service improvement and apply a commercial ethos and approach to maximise opportunities for NHS services.

Please note, this event is open to those in the North East only. For more information, or to reserve your place, please email

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