Tag Archives: National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA)

Parkinson’s Disease: Information for Hospital Pharmacists (Parkinson’s UK)

Summary This brief guide from Parkinson’s UK has been released for hospital pharmacists (and other healthcare professionals) as an aid to improve awareness and education about the condition. This booklet is aimed at hospital pharmacists, but another guide for community … Continue reading

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Patient Safety Reporting Systems: Integrated Development (E-Health Insider)

Summary NHS England and the MHRA are working to integrate the two national reporting systems for patient safety in the NHS. The National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS), previously run by NPSA, and one run by MHRA are being merged … Continue reading

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Government’s Response to Francis Inquiry Report (Department of Health)

Summary The Government has published a full response to Robert Francis QC’s report into poor standards of care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. “These documents build on the government’s initial response: Patients First and Foremost, which was published in … Continue reading

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Quality Standards in Nutritional Care: a Toolkit for Commissioners and Providers in England (BAPEN)

Summary The British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN) toolkit, entitled “Malnutrition matters: meeting quality standards in nutritional care – a toolkit for commissioners and providers in England”, contains guidance on defining relevant, measurable outcomes related to nutritional care … Continue reading

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Maintaining and Improving Quality in the New Health System (National Quality Board)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary This National Quality Board (NQB) report explains how quality will be maintained and improved from April … Continue reading

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Falls Prevention Resource Pack (RCP’s FallSafe Project)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 12, July 2012]. Summary Over 280,000 patient falls occur in hospitals and mental health units annually, costing approximately £15 million per annum. Most persons … Continue reading

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Patient Safety Function Transfers to the NHS Commissioning Board (NHS Commissioning Board)

Summary The key functions and expertise for patient safety have transferred to the NHS Commissioning Board from the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA). Patient safety is to be at the heart of the NHS. Learning and expertise developed by the NPSA will … Continue reading

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