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We need to increase the diagnosis rate for patients with dementia, Professor Alistair Burns said today. Speaking today on the Community Stage at Camp Expo in Manchester, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia said the current rate of less than 50 per cent was not high enough. Professor Burns, also Professor of Old Age […]
Dr Kate Granger announces Awards for Compassionate Care winners at NHS Expo. Speaking alongside Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer for England on the second day of the Health and Care Innovation Expo 2014, Dr Granger reflected on examples of outstanding patient-centred care as well as her own experiences as a doctor and a patient. The […]
NHS Change Day has received 388,000 pledges as it closes in on its ambitious target of half a million. More pledges poured in from delegates on the second day of the Health and Care Innovation Expo being staged at Manchester Central. They helped push the total number of pledges to improve care for people towards […]
NHS England’s chief executive Sir David Nicholson has spoken of his “bitter regrets” over failing to meet the families of patients who died in Mid-Staffordshire. He admitted his response to the Mid-Staffs report – which revealed serious and systematic failures in care – had been one of the hardest lessons he learned during his 36-year […]
Delegates to Health and Care Innovation Expo joined a panel discussion looking at how patients can become more involved in decisions about their care. ‘What should be the role of citizens and patients in our health and care system?’ saw four experts reviewing why we look to NHS staff to drive innovation rather than using […]
Seventy five NHS Trusts across the country will benefit from £30 million to buy technology for nurses, midwives and care staff. It is the first round of investment of the £100m ‘Nursing Technology Fund’ which was announced by Prime Minister, David Cameron. NHS England launched the application process for funding last year. The funding will […]
The Care.Data Programme closed in 2016 The second day of the Health and Care Innovation Expo got off to a lively start with Care.data in the spotlight once again. Tim Kelsey, Director for Patients and Information for NHS England kicked off the packed session by setting out his vision for the future NHS. Kelsey said, […]
ECGs are routinely performed to diagnose cardiac problems and there are no risks associated with the test itself, however, there is a risk of associating ECG records with wrong patients leading to misdiagnosis and incorrect treatment. Risk of associating ECG records with wrong patients Patient safety alerts are shared rapidly with healthcare providers via the […]
An NHS England patient safety alert has been issued today (4 March 2014) to all NHS services in England that use ECG machines to diagnose cardiac problems. The alert highlights the risk of printing the wrong patient’s ECG records in error, which could lead to misdiagnosis and incorrect treatment. The alert has been issued following […]
Attendees at Health and Care Innovation Expo 2014 explored the challenges for healthcare in making increased use of digital channels to engage with patients. Around 11 million people in England lack basic digital skills, with around 7 million having never used the internet. Health literacy is closely linked to improved outcomes for patients; with information […]