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NHS England today hailed another step forward in its vision to put the voice of patients at the heart of the NHS. Thousands of members of the public joined forces with NHS staff to lead over 4,600 assessments of a mix of NHS settings to shine a light on the things that matter most to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
NHS England today welcomes the Berwick Report into NHS patient safety, and pledges further action to help make the NHS the safest healthcare system in the world. Professor Don Berwick, renowned international expert in patient safety, was asked by the Prime Minister to carry out the review following the publication of the Francis Report into […]
NHS England’s Chief Nursing Officer Jane Cummings, and National Director for Patient Safety, Dr Mike Durkin, today welcomed the publication of the Berwick Report and pledged further action to make the NHS the safest healthcare system in the world Professor Don Berwick, a renowned international expert in patient safety, was asked by the Prime Minister […]
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 […]
NHS England has today published further details on the Safer Hospitals, Safer Wards Technology Fund which sets out the details on how NHS Foundation Trusts and NHS Trusts can access the new £260 million technology fund. The accompanying guidance describes in greater detail the steps that local care economies can take to effectively flow vital […]
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 […]
Doctors and nurses are to get better information about patients so people get safer care thanks to a new £260 million NHS technology fund, announced by NHS England today. The fund will be available to NHS providers to support the move from paper-based systems for patient notes and prescriptions to integrated electronic care records and […]