In the light of 'Hard Truths', the government's formal response to the Francis Inquiry, we ask how the NHS should digest and translate the learning and recommendations to create a safer and more compassionate place for the patients it serves.
Patient safety news
Hospitals are to get a £150m boost to help improve patient safety and help make the NHS the safest healthcare system in the world under plans announced today by NHS England. Monitor will adjust the price hospitals are paid to treat patients, in recognition some hospitals will incur additional costs.
NHS England’s National Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh today sets out a plan to drive seven day services across the NHS over the next three years, starting with urgent care services and supporting diagnostics.
NICE has recommended that hospitals identify an intravenous (IV) fluids champion who can lead on ensuring best IV fluid practice and deliver training and auditing of IV fluid prescribing and patient outcomes.
The General Medical Council’s annual survey of 54,000 doctors in training has found that more than 2,000 doctors in training have raised a concern over patient safety in 2013.