Patent Safety Alert Re: Thick & Easy (starch)

We acknowledging that some of you may already have received this important safety alert from other sources, we felt it appropriate to share to ensure that Norfolk’s care market is fully aware of the issue

Dear Provider

We have had reports of people aspirating fluids that have not been thickened correctly due to issues with Thick & Easy (starch) scoop sizes changing.

Please read the attached patient safety alert regarding Thick & Easy (starch) by clicking on this link:  Patent Safety alert v0.3 FINAL . There are actions for GP practices, pharmacies and patients/carers/care staff in the alert. Please take the action that is relevant to you in your setting.

If there is no relevant action , then this alert has been sent to you for you information.

Kind regards

Kate Wyatt

Quality Improvement Nurse for Care Homes

07775 007504

Q Member

NHS North and South Norfolk CCG, Lakeside 400, Broadland Business Park, Old Chapel Way, Norwich, NR7 0WG

Patent Safety alert v0.3 FINAL