NI Central Alert System
09 June 2023

This Northern Ireland Central Alert System (NICAS) website provides access to safety alerts and information issued by the Northern Ireland Adverse Incident Centre (NIAIC) on behalf of the Department of Health, to provide safety guidance on the safe use of medical devices and estates and facilities equipment.

These pages are aimed at healthcare staff with a particular interest in, or responsibility for, medical devices safety and the safety of equipment and buildings used in the healthcare environment. The safety alerts are also likely to provide useful information to all organisations which deliver patient care, including private nursing homes, GP, ophthalmic and dental practices, pharmacies and other regulated healthcare providers.

The website also provides a portal for HSC Trusts and acute Healthcare providers across the region to provide assurance the Department of Health, Northern Ireland that they have received and have carried out the appropriate action identified in the Alerts. They can use the log in button in the menu to access more detailed information and update the actions carried out by their organisations.

Contact the NICAS team by email: or telephone: 028 9052 3868.

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