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SIRI (Serious Incident Requiring Investigation)

A term used by the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) in its national framework for serious incidents in the National Health Service (NHS) requiring investigation. It is defined as an incident that occurred in relation to NHS-funded services resulting in serious harm or unexpected or avoidable death of one or more patients, staff, visitors or members of the public.