London’s hospitals have been asked to measure themselves against a set of ‘quality standards’ in a fresh drive to improve the safety of acute emergency and maternity services. London’s Quality Standards – developed by clinicians across the capital – are designed to address variations in the quality of patient outcomes between weekdays and weekends and […]
More than 1,000 extra lives could be saved in London every year, if care for patients with cancer and heart disease is more joined-up and new ‘super centres’ within a network of services across north and east London are approved. The case for change, put forward by cancer and heart disease doctors and nurses, could […]
A changing population and old ways of providing care are creating a £4bn funding gap A growing and ageing population, higher than ever patient expectations and zero financial growth means the NHS needs radical reform if it is to avoid a £4 billion funding gap by 2020, Dr Anne Rainsberry, regional director for NHS England […]
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