The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, has today delivered a speech at Virginia Mason Medical Centre in the US setting out a new ambition to reduce avoidable harm in the NHS by half over the next three years, cutting costs and saving up to 6,000 lives.
Patient safety news
The latest round of projects in our 'Closing the Gap in Patient Safety' programme have been announced.
Today marks one year since Sir Robert Francis QC launched the report of his Inquiry into the causes of poor patient care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Hospital Trust. The Inquiry followed on from a previous independent investigation that was carried out in 2010 by Francis which considered individual cases of patient care.
The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) yesterday published the latest statistics on patient harm within the NHS.