Posts Tagged ‘Patient safety’

Patient Safety in the NHS remains a problem despite all the initiatives

"To know where you are going, you have to know where you have been", as the old adage goes. As we move into 2017 and with recent patient safety crises in h...

Reaction to Jeremy Hunt’s patient safety initiatives: “how will legal safe places work?”

The MDU’s head of professional standards and liaison, Dr Michael Devlin Initiatives to improve patient safety are likely to be welcomed by doctors who...

Trusts remain in special measures after receiving CQC ratings of inadequate

England's Chief Inspector of Hospitals has recommended that two trusts remain in special measures after inspections resulted in both receiving ratings of i...

Patient deaths do not increase during doctor strikes as long as precautions put in place

Patients do not come to serious harm during industrial action provided that provisions are made for emergency care. These are the findings of researcher...

New NHS patient safety investigation service will begin next year, minister says

A new independent body will investigate instances of clinical failure in the NHS, the government has announced. The Independent Patient Safety Investiga...

Dangerous work patterns for consultants risk patient safety in the NHS

Few consultants are getting time off to rest before treating patients after a busy night on-call which is a patient safety risk and must be guarded against...

New body should investigate clinical incidents

A national body to investigate patient safety issues in England should be established immediately, an all-party committee of MPs has urged. The House of C...

Drive for patient safety as whistleblowing review launched

A review, led by Sir Robert Francis, has been launched into NHS reporting culture to make it easier for NHS staff to speak up. It follows new da...

Hunt plans disclosure drive to cut medical errors

One in five hospitals are not taking patient safety seriously enough despite the Mid Staffs scandal, the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, will claim on Tuesd...

“Name over the bed will clarify responsibility”

New guidance makes hospital doctors responsible for the whole of a patient’s care during their stay in hospital. The ‘name over the bed’ initiative,...

Safety lies in common sense clinical governance

Complacency, resistance to change and a failure by managers to understand the rationale for clinical governance are to blame for problems with patient safe...