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A National Patient Safety Alert has been issued on the risk of death from unintended administration of sodium nitrite. National Patient Safety Alert – Risk of death from unintended administration of sodium nitrite About this alert Sodium nitrite has one licensed indication: as an antidote to cyanide poisoning. It can cause significant side effects and […]
NHS leaders are calling on all hospital trusts and other healthcare providers to ensure additional information and guidance around social distancing, hand hygiene and PPE measures are widely promoted and accessible to staff working at all levels within their organisation. This will involve looking at new and more effective ways to ensure those colleagues who […]
Health leaders have today set out a series of measures to help local hospitals plan to increase routine operations and treatment, while keeping the necessary capacity and capability to treat future coronavirus patients. Over the coming weeks patients who need important planned procedures – including surgery – will begin to be scheduled for that care, […]
A top NHS expert, and Amazing Spaces television presenter George Clarke, have teamed up to issue three top tips to encourage people to stay safe and avoid DIY or gardening injuries over Easter weekend, whilst also stressing that the NHS is still open for those who do end up needing urgent and emergency care. The […]
A National Patient Safety Alert has been issued on blood control safety cannula and needle thoracostomy for tension pneumothorax National Patient Safety Alert – Blood control safety cannula and needle thoracostomy for tension pneumothorax About this alert To prevent cardiac arrest, immediate temporary decompression is required when tension pneumothorax occurs, for example, following chest trauma, […]
A National Patient Safety Alert has been issued on the risk of harm from interruption of high flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) during transfer. National Patient Safety Alert – Interruption of high flow nasal oxygen during transfer About this alert This alert relates to the risk of harm caused by the interruption of HFNO to babies, […]
A further 19 people, who tested positive for the Coronavirus (Covid-19) have died, bringing the total number of confirmed reported deaths in England to 53. Patients were aged between 94 and 56 years old and had underlying health conditions. Their families have been informed. Background Each trust where a patient died will publish a statement […]
The NHS with Public Health England (PHE) is undertaking a significant expansion of coronavirus testing, with enhanced labs helping the health service carry out 10,000 tests daily. PHE has developed a highly sensitive test to detect the virus, one of the first countries in the world to do so, which has been rapidly rolled out […]
The NHS has today unveiled a package of measures in the battle against coronavirus fake news – working with Google, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook – to help the public get easy access to accurate NHS information and avoid myths and misinformation. The measures include Google providing easy access to verified NHS guidance when someone searches […]
Since its launch last Wednesday one million people have benefited from dedicated NHS online support for coronavirus, with enquiries jumping to a record high of more than 210,000 in a single day. The update to 111 online was launched to help people get quick advice about coronavirus, as enquiries to the health service about the […]