Patients who have elective surgery towards the end of the week are more likely to die than those having procedures earlier on.
Patient safety news
Patient safety has been in the spotlight recently in the wake of the final report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry.
Institutions around the world are being urged to take part in a study to assess a World Health Organization initiative to make birth safer for mothers and babies
The government’s initial response to the Francis Report, Patients First and Foremost, sets out a collective commitment to 'always put first and people are treated with respect'.
Trainee doctors will be encouraged to report patient safety concerns to the GMC via a new patient safety section in the annual compulsory survey it was announced today.