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32 people who had been in isolation at an NHS service in the north west of England have today left after being given an all clear for coronavirus. The group, comprising 30 Britons and two Irish nationals returning from the Diamond Princess cruise liner, arrived at the Arrowe Park hospital in the Wirral in February […]
The NHS in England is saving hundreds more babies’ lives every year than a decade ago, with thousands more to be saved thanks to the Long Term Plan and ongoing action to make services safer. Professor Jaqueline Dunkley-Bent, the first-ever NHS chief midwifery officer, has praised improvements to local maternity services which saw a reduction […]
A National Patient Safety Alert has been issued around ligature and ligature point risk assessment tools and policies. In keeping with guidance around publishing information of this nature, this alert is not available in the public domain and can only be accessed through the Central Alerting System website by registered users. About National Patient Safety […]
The NHS is currently rolling out services on NHS sites to test people for coronavirus, including a new service now in action in west London, offering ‘drive through’ coronavirus testing. The new service, provided by Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust in Parsons Green, is only accessed through a referral from NHS 111, and means […]
So-called ‘party drips’ are ineffective and potentially harmful, said England’s top doctor today, as he criticised companies for peddling fake health remedies to the public. As the public gets ready for New Year’s Eve, the NHS’ medical director, Professor Stephen Powis, warns the public of the dangers of these drips, and called on companies and […]
A National Patient Safety Alert has been issued around the risk of ingesting superabsorbent polymer gel granules. National Patient Safety Alert – Superabsorbent polymer gel granules (2019) About this alert Superabsorbent polymer gel granules are used to reduce spillage onto bedding and clothing when patients use urine bottles or vomit bowls, or when staff move […]
A National Patient Safety Alert has been issued around the risk of depleted batteries in intraosseous injectors. National Patient Safety Alert: Depleted batteries in intraosseous injectors The intraosseous (IO) route (that is, through the bone marrow) is used to access the venous system when intravenous access is not possible to administer medicines or fluids, often […]
Top doctors from the NHS and St John Ambulance have teamed up to urge revellers to stay safe during Guy Fawkes Night and Diwali celebrations, as new figures reveal thousands end up in hospital each year due to firework and bonfire injuries. According to figures from NHS Digital, there were almost 2,000 occasions of people […]
The NHS in England is to roll out dedicated support for members of staff who raise the alarm on unsafe practice. Following successful pilots, the NHS will soon offer practical support to any doctor, nurse, or other worker across the country who needs additional support to build their career after raising concerns at work, as […]
A resource Patient Safety Alert has been issued to help organisations ensure any injuries to an accidentally dropped baby are detected and treated as quickly as possible. Patient Safety Alert – Assessment and management of babies who are accidentally dropped in hospital The risks of accidentally dropping a baby are well known, particularly when a parent […]