Tag Archives: Patients First and Foremost

Updated NHS Constitution for England (Department of Health)

Summary The NHS Constitution defines the rights of patients, public and staff, by clarifying NHS commitments and outlining the mutual obligations between the public, patients and staff. The NHS Constitution and the Handbook to the NHS Constitution have been updated … Continue reading

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Towards Harm-Free Care: Modifiable Hospitalisation Risk Factors (Journal of the American Geriatrics Society / HSCIC / BBC News / National Health Executive / NHS England)

Summary A recent study in the USA found 41% of patients over the age of 70 years who were hospitalised with acute conditions were discharged with lower levels of function compared with when they were admitted to hospital. A number … Continue reading

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Watershed Changes in NHS Culture Since February 2013 (Department of Health)

Summary February 6th 2015 marked the second anniversary of publication of Sir Robert Francis’s Inquiry into Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. Full Text Link Reference Francis two years on: What’s changed in the NHS? London: Department of Health, February 9th … Continue reading

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First NHS England Annual Review: 2013-2014 (NHS England)

Summary The first NHS England “Annual review 2013-14: a year of putting patients” outlines highlights of this organisation’s activities and impact on the NHS. Full Text Link Reference NHS England publishes Annual Review. London: NHS England, September 16th 2014. “Without … Continue reading

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More on Barriers to Effective Whistleblowing (BBC News / Patients First / Health Select Committee)

Summary Whistleblowers who “speak out” about their concerns concerning care standards in the health service may still face obstacles, problems and intimidation, despite recent progress in the creation of a more open and transparent NHS culture. Patients First has submitted … 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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Reducing Poor Language Skills Among Care Workers (BBC News)

Summary A government advisor has recommended that recruitment agencies should ensure care workers can speak English to a minimum acceptable standard before placing them in the homes of vulnerable people. Similar restrictions would presumably apply to the recruitment and selection … Continue reading

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Certificate of Fundamental Care for Health Care Assistants (BBC News)

Summary The BBC has revealed that new care workers will be required to attain a training certificate within 12 weeks of starting their first job. This follows recommendations made in the independent Cavendish report, which reviewed inconsistencies in training throughout … Continue reading

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