Tag Archives: Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA)

Care Quality Commission and Age UK Collaboration Explores Patient Experience of Care (CQC)

Summary The Care Quality Commission has entered into a six-month partnership with Age UK in an effort to discover, and act upon, older people’s experiences of care. This work may also help to identify examples of best practice. Full Text … Continue reading

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Doctors and Nurses: Sanctions for Neglect? (BBC News)

Summary The government is said to be proposing changes to the law, whereby doctors and nurses found guilty of “wilful neglect” of their patients could face up to 5 years in jail. Read more: BBC News. Doctors and nurses may face jail for neglect. … Continue reading

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Proposals for Zero Harm Culture in NHS (BBC News / Department of Health)

Summary Professor Don Berwick of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), which he co-founded in Cambridge (Massachusetts), is expected to release plans to create a “zero harm” culture in the NHS in England today. Prof. Berwick, being a world expert on patient safety, was asked by ministers … Continue reading

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NHS Failings Suppressed for “Political” Reasons? (BBC News / Department of Health)

Summary A report (NHS England‘s Keogh review), ordered by the government after the publication of the Francis Inquiry into Stafford Hospital, indicates that 14 NHS trusts – with higher-than-expected mortality rates over recent years – may have contributed to 13,000 excess deaths compared with the national average in 2005-10. Professor Sir … Continue reading

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Not the Francis Report (National Voices)

Summary On October 15th 2012, the date when Robert Francis QC was scheduled to publish a delayed second report about failures at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust in 2005-9, National Voices – the health and care charity coalition – have released their own … Continue reading

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Falls Prevention in Hospitals: E-Learning Package Under Development (Royal College of Physicians)

Summary The Royal College of Physicians (RCP), working with NHS South of England (Central) and the National Patient Safety Agency, are developing an e-learning package about falls prevention in hospitals. This package will form a part of the FallSafe project. It … Continue reading

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