Patient safety

NHS reporting culture will improve patient safety

The NHS in England has stepped up its data collection, a vital move towards a “fantastic reporting culture” aimed at improving patient safety. Dr Mike Durkin told the Patient Safety Congress at the ICC in Birmingham that the service’s culture of gathering data “had not dimmed” and 100,000 reports had been collated in the past […]

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Latest patient data shows improvement in reporting

The NHS Commissioning Board has today released the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) Organisation Patient Safety Reports. These show progress in the reporting of patient safety incidents from April to September 2012. The figures are collected to help clinicians to identify where and how incidents occur in order to prevent them in the future. […]

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National Advisory Group Members Announced

Professor Sir Bruce Keogh today announced the members of the National Advisory Group which will guide his review into 14 hospitals which have had higher than expected mortality rates. The group will guide the overall review process and advise on how to ensure a robust and consistent approach is taken to conducting the individual investigations. […]

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Sir Bruce Keogh announces final list of outliers

On 6 February, in response to a request from the Prime Minister, Sir Bruce Keogh (the Medical Director) announced an investigation into hospitals that are persistent outliers on mortality indicators. Sir Bruce identified an initial list of five organisations that had been outliers for two years on the Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI), and said that […]

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David Nicholson message on the Francis report

The publication of the Francis report into the failures at Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust is an important moment for the NHS. The only acceptable legacy is that the NHS learns and changes. In this video NHS Commissioning Board Chief Executive David Nicholson talks about how we must develop our own detailed response to the Francis […]

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