Tag Archives: Consequences of the Francis Inquiry Report

Guidance on Care Contact Time (NHS England)

Summary The Chief Nursing Officer for England has issued a guide for providers and commissioners to calculate the amount of “care contact time” required to deliver safe and effective care. This guidance complements pre-existing NQB guidance, NICE guidelines and NICE … Continue reading

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Consultation on the Professional Duty of Candour (GMC / NMC / Department of Health)

The General Medical Council (GMC) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) have launched a public consultation on joint GMC / NMC draft guidance which aims to support doctors, nurses and midwives in meeting their professional duty of candour. The consultation closes on … Continue reading

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New Trust to Run Stafford Hospital (BBC News)

Summary A new trust is being created (“renamed”) to run the scandal-hit Stafford Hospital and another hospital in Stoke. On November 1st 2014, the University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust will become the University Hospitals of North Midlands. The NHS … Continue reading

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Professional Duty of Candour (GMC)

Summary The General Medical Council (GMC), with seven other UK professional healthcare regulators, has published a joint statement on the professional duty of candour. This statement clarifies the expectations upon health professionals working in the public, private and voluntary sectors. … Continue reading

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Guidance on Nurse Staffing Levels (BBC News / NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released guidelines for hospitals in England on safe staffing levels for nurses. The draft guidelines, and the extensive research behind them, were unveiled earlier in May 2014. The ratio of … Continue reading

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Professional Standards for Hospital Pharmacy Services (Royal Pharmaceutical Society)

Summary The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) have updated their “Professional Standards for Hospital Pharmacy Services”, in light of the Francis Inquiry report . Updates to this document place more emphasis on increasing patient involvement and feedback in the development of services. … Continue reading

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Fit and Proper Persons Test Regulations / Statutory Duty of Candour / Fundamental Standards (Department of Health)

Summary Directors of NHS providers will have to meet a fit and proper person test from October 2014, subject to parliamentary approval. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) can insist on the removal of directors who fail this test. Statutory Duty … Continue reading

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Named Doctors for Hospital Patients (BBC News / Academy of Medical Royal Colleges)

Summary The proposal for named consultants to take responsibility for hospital patient care appeared in the Francis Inquiry report. New guidelines from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges state that hospital patients in England should know which senior doctor is … Continue reading

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