sir bruce keogh

New hospital leads the way in providing dedicated emergency services

NHS Medical Director, Sir Bruce Keogh has given his seal of approval to the first hospital in the country dedicated to providing emergency care every day of the week. Due to open in 2015, Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital in Cramlington will have specialist emergency care consultants working round the clock to provide care for […]

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NHS England and Cardiothoracic Society comment on safety of children’s heart surgery at Bristol Children’s Hospital

NHS England and the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery today commented on the current safety of children’s heart surgery at Bristol Children’s Hospital. It follows last week’s meeting between Sir Bruce Keogh and families of children who died at the hospital, where it was agreed that there should be an independent review, chaired by Sir Ian […]

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Sir Bruce Keogh proposes new blueprint for urgent and emergency care across England

The National Medical Director of NHS England today proposes a fundamental shift in provision of urgent care, with more extensive services outside hospital and patients with more serious or life threatening conditions receiving treatment in centres with the best clinical teams, expertise and equipment. Sir Bruce Keogh is publishing a report on the first stage […]

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7-day services are on everyone’s lips

A DEBATE on 7-Day Services held by the Health Service Journal’s online “Conversation” received no fewer than 6,118 contributions from 1,083 people. The keen interest in the debate goes to highlight what a major issue 7-Day Services is for the future of NHS England, its patients and key stakeholders. The online discussion, in which a […]

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New review of congenital heart disease (CHD) services – update

NHS England has today published a letter from our Chair, Professor Sir Malcolm Grant to the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health, providing a short update on the new review of congenital heart disease (CHD) services. The letter follows NHS England’s Board meeting held in public on 18 July, which describes […]

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Top NHS doctor calls for an end to “acceptance” of unsafe care

The most senior doctor in the NHS today warned against acceptance of unsafe and poor-quality care as he addressed the country’s biggest patient safety conference. Professor Sir Bruce Keogh told the Patient Safety Congress at Birmingham’s ICC that investigations into the Bristol Royal Infirmary and into Mid Staffordshire Hospitals had shown that good, caring people […]

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