Tag Archives: Patient Safety Improvement

Qualitative Research Into the Acute Hospital Care Weekend Effect (BMC Health Services Research)

Summary While much recent research has cast doubt upon the validity of the “Weekend Effect” construct, the authors of this qualitative research focus instead on the perceptions of patients and hospital workers regarding the quality and safety of care at … Continue reading

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Difficult Reflections on Certain Aspects of the NHS: Be Prepared to Look-Away Now (BBC News)

Summary You don’t want to know: Full Text Link Reference Gosport hospital deaths: prescribed painkillers ‘shortened 456 lives’. London: BBC Health News, June 20th 2018. You don’t want to know: Full Text Link Reference Triggle, N. (2018). Shipman, Bristol, Stafford, … Continue reading

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System to Measure and Prevent Medication Errors Under Development (Department of Health and Social Care / EEPRU / BBC News)

Summary The Department of Health and Social Care now has a system to help identify, monitor and prevent medication errors. The aim is to help ensure the NHS becomes the safest healthcare system in the world, as well as avoiding … Continue reading

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Junior Doctors’ Dispute: One More Intractable Quandry for an Over-Burdened NHS (BBC News)

Summary When you can’t think anything pleasant or helpful to say, better to say nothing… Full Text Link Reference Junior doctors row: Hospitals prepare for week of strikes.  London: BBC Health News, September 1st 2016. Further BBC News coverage: Full … Continue reading

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Professional Behaviour: Guidance For Medical Schools and Students (GMC / MSC / HEE)

Summary The General Medical Council (GMC) and Medical Schools Council (MSC) have released guidance for medical students concerning professional behaviour and “fitness to practise”. This broad-ranging guidance is based on the GMC’s core “Good medical practice” code of ethics for … Continue reading

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Hotly Debated Weekend Effect May Have Been A Statistical Mirage? (Journal of Health Services Research and Policy / BBC News / Lancet / BMJ)

Summary Research does not take place in a socio-political vacuum. The ongoing junior doctors’ dispute has supplied fertile ground for allegations of “spin” and politically-motivated distortion in the interpretation of the so-called “weekend effect”, and raises questions concerning the planned … Continue reading

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Murky Evidence? Murkier Politics (BBC News)

Summary Trust no-one. Believe nothing. Use your own judgement. Back to renaissance values? Full Text Link Reference Bloch, S. (2016). Hunt ‘misrepresented’ data on 7-day NHS. London: BBC Health News, February 24th 2016.

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Strikes Over Junior Doctors’ Dispute: Failing Patients’ Interests? (BBC News / Telegraph / NHS England)

Summary Dame Sally Davies has suggested that industrial action by the British Medical Association (BMA) would not be in patients’ interest, and requested that coming strikes by junior doctors should be suspended to permit talks resume without duress. Last week, … Continue reading

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The Weekend Effect: a Summing-Up of the Evidence (Department of Health / BBC News / NHS Employers / BMJ / Journal of Health Services Research and Policy)

Summary Debates have arisen recently about possible “spin” and politically-motivated distortion in interpretation of the “weekend effect” and the benefits to patients of seven-day working. The Department of Health has produced an impartial presentation of the research. This includes a … Continue reading

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