Paul Zollinger-Read, chief medical officer at Bupa, has blogged for NHS Voices about learning from Francis.
Patient safety news
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has committed to a series of actions to help realise the recommendations of the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust public inquiry, and has called on other healthcare organisations to rise to the challenge set by Robert Francis QC.
The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh is coordinating an event looking at reducing prescription error and improving patient safety in Scottish hospitals.
Poor care needs to be prevented by making sure wards are well staffed. It must not be used as an early warning sign, the Royal College of Nursing has said.
New research suggests that failure by junior doctors in their annual changeover period to identify deteriorating patients and poor prioritisation skills are likely to drive a reduction in the quality and safety of patient care.