Patient safety

Professor Sir Bruce Keogh to investigate hospital outliers

As announced in today’s Prime Ministerial statement on the Francis Report, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh is to lead an investigation into hospitals that are persistent outliers in hospital performance and provide practical support. Full terms of reference for the investigation, including which measures will identify the hospitals to be covered, will be published at the […]

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Pathology Quality Assurance Review launched

NHS Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh has announced a review of quality assurance arrangements for NHS pathology services.  Led by National Clinical Director for Pathology, Dr Ian Barnes, the review will scrutinise NHS arrangements for the oversight and safeguards of laboratory testing.  The review will bring together experts in the field to explore how Quality […]

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Release of Organisation Patient Safety Incident reports

The NHS Commissioning Board Authority has published the latest set of Organisation Patient Safety Incident data. The figures show that the number of patient safety incidents in England that occurred between 1 October 2011 and 31 March 2012 and were submitted to the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) by 31 May 2012 was 612,414. […]

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Safer Surgery Week

Patient Safety First and the Clinical Board for Surgical Safety* are hosting Safer Surgery Week, beginning on 24th of September. All Trusts in England are using the Surgical Safety Checklist in order to provide safer surgical care. However, we know through our work that more still needs to be done to eradicate perioperative never events, and to […]

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