Patient safety

NHS England encourage NHS staff to get vaccinated against flu this winter

As the NHS approaches its busiest time of year, NHS England are encouraging staff to take steps to protect individuals in their care as well as protecting themselves, their colleagues and family by getting a flu jab. NHS Employers are leading on the national staff flu vaccination campaign and we support them in encouraging all […]

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NHS England welcomes the publication of the NICE Acute Kidney Injury Guideline

NHS England has welcomed the publication of the Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Guideline published by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) today. The guideline emphasises the importance of early intervention and risk assessment and highlights the need to promote early detection and educate patients and professionals about treatment. In partnership with the UK Renal […]

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Safer Wards, Safer Hospitals Technology Fund update

NHS England has today announced an update on the Safer Hospitals, Safer Wards Technology Fund which offers NHS Foundation Trusts and NHS Trusts access to a £260 million technology fund, after the deadline for Expressions of Interest closed on 31 July. The fund has received an unprecedented number of applications; in excess of 760 completed […]

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NHS England and the Health and Social Care Information Centre launch a consultation on hospital data to raise standards and improve patient safety

NHS England and the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) today published NHS Hospital Data and Datasets: A Consultation to explore how better extraction of information from hospitals’ data systems could help raise standards, improve safety, and reduce inequalities in patient care. The Hospital Data and Datasets Consultation asks for views on what information […]

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National Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prevention Programme helping to save lives

NHS England’s national prevention programme aimed at improving outcomes for patients who develop hospital associated Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) has been shown to save lives in the results of a study undertaken at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Blood clots or VTE can commonly follow hospitalisation and cause thousands of deaths each year in the […]

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