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Listening to important questions

There have been disturbing accounts in the media of nurses discussing end of life care with elderly patients in a blunt and impersonal way, particularly patients’ wishes concerning resuscitation. This morning I spoke to Roy Lilley, who described the experience his mother had. It was not good, upsetting and should not have happened. As a […]

Safeguarding children and adults in the future NHS

The NHS Commissioning Board Authority has published interim advice on arrangements to secure children’s and adult safeguarding, which provides additional information, in particular, to emerging clinical commissioning groups.  A covering letter reminds PCTs and SHAs of the vital importance of maintaining appropriate arrangements as the health system goes through transition. The interim advice, with a […]

Take me as I am

Kirstie Stott contemplates whether our own vulnerability hampers the way we work in the NHS: Having not blogged for some time now, I have been waiting for the moment when something really inspired me or when it captured me emotionally. I’ve just had that day! I attended the funeral of a beautiful and amazing 15-year-old […]

The Role of Independent Chair of Local Safeguarding Children Boards and Child Protection-Information Sharing (CP-IS) project update: letter from Hilary Garratt

This letter from Hilary Garratt, Deputy Chief Nursing Officer for NHS England, asks for professional support from Independent Chairs of the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB)  to support the roll out of Child Protection Information Sharing (CP-IS) across the local community.

Child Protection Information Sharing (CP-IS) using smartcards

Leading change The Deputy Chief Nurse responsible for safeguarding and harm-free care at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust (BHRUT) identified an opportunity to use new digital technology to introduce electronic Child Protection-Information Sharing (CP–IS) to the Trust. The process is quicker and more efficient. Any child with particular safeguarding needs can be […]

The crucial role of the NHS in safeguarding against child sexual exploitation

The profile of child sexual exploitation has recently been raised through a series of tragic and shocking cases. It is a form of child abuse that has only been fully recognised in recent years. The issue has gone from being largely hidden and rarely acknowledged to the subject of significant media and political attention and […]

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