Posts Tagged ‘Continuity of care’

New contract needed to lower working hours

Junior doctors continue to be concerned over long work hours and poor handover arrangements for patients before and after night duty, research reveals. Th...

I want better continuity of care when it’s my turn

Last year a young woman (family acquaintance) was admitted to hospital during the night with severe colicky epigastric pain radiating to her back. By the m...

“Continuity of care is poor in my hospital”

Three out of ten consultant physicians say their hospital’s ability to deliver continuity of care is poor or very poor, research reveals. The survey -...

Interview: Prof Ian Gilmore, president of the RCP

  [caption id="attachment_3152" align="alignleft" width="314" caption="Prof Ian Gilmore"][/caption] Hospital Dr invited Prof Ian Gilmore, president of...

Shifts damage communication and continuity

Poor communication is a significant factor in patient deaths in an emergency or urgent setting, a confidential review into the care of over 3,000 terminal ...