Posts Tagged ‘Patient safety’

Reaction to Don Berwick’s patient safety report

Chair of the BMA council, Dr Mark Porter, said: “We firmly believe that there must be a change of culture across the NHS and we support Professor Berwic...

“Culture change key to improving patient safety”

Health professionals must be supported to learn from mistakes if patient safety is to become a key issue in the NHS, an independent report says. Professor...

“Head of NHS ignored warnings over patient safety”

Damning new questions have been raised about the most powerful man in the NHS - by a whistleblower paid £500,000 to stay quiet over the state of his hospi...

Local hospital “substandard” warns one in seven GPs

One GP in seven regards a local hospital department as “dangerously substandard” according to a survey providing evidence that in a significant minorit...

Doctors must not sign up to ‘gagging clauses’

Doctors cannot enter into contracts or agreements with ‘gagging clauses’ and have a duty to act when they believe patient safety is at risk, new GMC gu...

More consultants would improve weekend care

Patients are less likely to get treated promptly and more likely to die if they are admitted to hospital at the weekend, a report reveals. Overall, 8.1% o...

Foundation Programme curriculum being revised

The Foundation Programme is being updated to address criticisms that juniors are having to work beyond their competency. A draft curriculum has been rel...

Touchy-feely nonsense is key to patient safety

I was a little disturbed to hear myself described as an "expert" on operating theatre safety last week, when I was giving a lecture on my favourite pet sub...

High profile patient safety campaign disappoints

Quality and safety of NHS care has shown a clear improvement but a high profile patient safety programme has proved disappointing, two studies reveal. In ...

Deanery threatens trainee withdrawal from hospital

One of Britain's largest NHS trusts is at the centre of "grave" safety concerns after confidential documents revealed inadequately skilled temporary doctor...

More trusts report patient safety incidents

Reported instances of death, severe and moderate harm are falling against a backdrop of increased reporting by trusts across England. NPSA figures show ...