In this month’s BMJ Quality and Safety, the headline article by Ahmed et al explores engaging senior doctors in patient safety training, as both teachers and learners.
Patient safety news
The Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) new chief inspector of hospitals, Sir Mike Richards is introducing radical changes to the way hospitals in England are inspected by the end of next month following the publication of Sir Bruce Keogh’s review yesterday.
Following the Francis report into the tragedy at Mid-Staffs, the Prime Minister asked Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, the NHS Medical Director, to conduct a series of ‘deep-dive’ reviews into other hospitals with worrying mortality rates.
The Royal College of Nursing today published its response to the Francis Inquiry into Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. The document outlines the RCN’s response to many of the 290 recommendations in the seminal report and sets out the work the RCN has already undertaken, and what it believes should be done next, to ensure the failings at Stafford Hospital are never repeated.