Never Events are serious, largely preventable patient safety incidents that should not occur if the available preventative measures have been implemented.
A core list of Never Events was introduced by the National Patient Safety Agency for the NHS in April 2009. The list has been regularly reviewed and updated since then. The current list, for 2018/19, is found on this link: Never Event List for 2018/19.
The list of Never Events in Wales is currently under review. Further information will be published on this web site once the new list is confirmed.
In advance of a new list the following guidance on tooth extraction has been issued in July 2021. The confirmation letter to the NHS is available here