patient safety

New alerting will spread safety risk warnings more quickly

A new alerting system launched today by NHS England will ensure warnings of potential risks to the safety of patients can be developed much more quickly and be rapidly disseminated right across the NHS. The new National Patient Safety Alerting System (NPSAS) will ensure warnings of emerging risks can be rapidly issued following their identification […]

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The biggest patient safety initiative in the history of the NHS – Mike Durkin

NHS England has kicked off a year of action for patient safety.  A ‘design day’ event has seen work begin in earnest to create a countrywide network to improve patient safety across England. The event saw 120 leaders and experts in patient safety join forces to combine their knowledge and experience to begin shaping the […]

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NHS England announces a further £150m to improve patient safety and care

Hospitals are to get a £150 million boost to help improve patient safety and help make the NHS the safest healthcare system in the world. NHS England has worked with Monitor to adjust the price hospitals are paid to treat patients, in recognition that some hospitals will incur additional costs. They expect it to be […]

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New milestone reached in NHS patient safety – Mike Durkin

Mike Durkin, NHS England’s National Director for Patient Safety, marks the tenth anniversary of the National Reporting and Learning System Sunday November 24 marks a significant milestone for patient safety in the NHS, as the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) reaches the tenth anniversary of the first incident reported. Millions of incidents have since […]

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New staffing guidance published to support providers and commissioners to make the right decisions about nursing, midwifery and care staffing capacity and capability

The National Quality Board, sponsored by Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer in England, has today published new guidance to support providers and commissioners to make the right decisions about nursing, midwifery and care staffing capacity and capability. The guide: outlines a set of expectations of providers and commissioners relating to staffing, and provides advice on […]

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NHS England promises new and far reaching drive to improve patient safety

NHS England today highlighted the significant work it is leading to improve the safety of patients as part of a co-ordinated response to the Francis Report. In the coming months NHS England will: Launch Patient Safety Collaborative Programmes in a network covering the entire country – that will bring together frontline teams, experts, patients, commissioners […]

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NHS England launches Clinical Digital Maturity Index to improve patient safety

NHS England and EHI Intelligence have today announced the launch of the Clinical Digital Maturity Index (CDMI), a benchmarking tool that enables NHS hospitals to better understand how investing in, then effectively using information technology can improve patient safety and outcomes, reduce bureaucracy, and deliver efficiencies. The levels of digital capability in the NHS is […]

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