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NHS England asks patients, the public and staff to help shape the future of urgent and emergency care
NHS England is today asking patients, public and NHS staff to help shape the future of urgent and emergency care services. Professor Sir Bruce Keogh’s Urgent and Emergency Care Review was announced in January this year. Its aim is to develop a national framework to build a safe, more efficient system, 24 hours a day, […]
Plans to strengthen performance in urgent and emergency care are being put in place across the country to help hospital A&E departments meet demand and tackle waiting time pressures. Read the A&E improvement plan and accompanying letter to staff. (these documents are no longer available here but can be found on the National Archives website) […]
Detailed data about the first four of the 14 hospitals involved in the Keogh Review into mortality rates have been made public. Professor Sir Bruce Keogh’s national review team has analysed information from across the NHS about all of the 14 hospital trusts who were identified in February as having had higher-than-expected mortality rates for […]
Experienced teams of doctors, nurses and patient representatives are set to make their first visits to hospitals as part of the Keogh Review. Led by Regional Medical and Nursing Directors of NHS England, review teams will visit the 14 Trusts whose mortality ratios have shown higher-than-expected rates for the past two years. Site visits for […]
Reassurance given on immediate safety issues but hospital asked to improve monitoring of care Children’s heart surgery at Leeds General Infirmary can begin a phased restart on Wednesday April 10, NHS England said on Monday April 8. It follows completion of the first-stage of a review by a multi-disciplinary independent clinical team which has been […]
NHS England gives further detail of assurances needed for children’s heart surgery to restart next week
NHS England today gave further details of the assurances that are being sought to enable Leeds Hospital to restart children’s heart surgery next week. It stressed the Trust’s decision to pause surgery was a prudent, precautionary step. Since then a review, which started last week, has been look in detail into: mortality outcome data and […]
On 6 February, in response to a request from the Prime Minister, Sir Bruce Keogh (the Medical Director) announced an investigation into hospitals that are persistent outliers on mortality indicators. Sir Bruce identified an initial list of five organisations that had been outliers for two years on the Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI), and said that […]
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 […]
The NHS Commissioning Board today announces that it is to review the model of urgent and emergency services in England. The review, led by Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh, will set out proposals for the best way of organising care to meet the needs of patients. The review team will work with clinical commissioning groups […]