Tag Archives: Quality Accounts

A New Quality Improvement Manual (HQIP) Plus an Investigation Into Online Repositories of Quality Improvement (BMJ Quality and Safety / BMJ / King’s Fund)

Summary Health Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) has produced a guide to the main twelve quality improvement (QI) methods. Section headings comprise: Introduction: Purpose. Definition of ‘quality’. Good governance. Regulation, accreditation and inspection. Patient involvement in quality improvement. Collaboration for quality … Continue reading

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Government Consultation on Francis Freedom to Speak Up Report (Department of Health)

Summary The Government has launched a public consultation to assess recommendations from the Francis Freedom to Speak Up review, to support NHS staff in speaking up about poor care and patient safety. This open consultation allows staff, patients and the … Continue reading

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Whistleblowing in the NHS: Light at the End of the Tunnel? (BBC News / NHS England)

Summary The review of NHS reporting culture led by Sir Robert Francis QC, which has been working achieve better protection of NHS whistleblowers who raise concerns, will report later today. The “Freedom and Responsibility to Speak Up” review was expected … Continue reading

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Concerns Over Finances in Roughly One Third of NHS Trusts (BBC News / Audit Commission)

Summary Nineteen NHS trusts have been referred to ministers given concerns about their financial sustainability. This follows an Audit Commission investigation of the 98 trusts which have not achieved foundation trusts status so far. Full Text Link Reference Triggle, N. … 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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Ofsted-Style Ratings of Providers for Quality (Nuffield Trust)

Summary The introduction of Ofsted-style ratings for hospitals and care homes was included in the Government response to the Francis Inquiry report into care failings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. This Nuffield Trust report concludes that there is a gap … Continue reading

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NHS Gagging Clauses Banned by Health Secretary (BBC News / NAO / House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts)

Summary Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has ruled that “gagging clauses” in severance agreements for NHS staff in England are banned by the government with immediate effect. Read more: BBC News: NHS ‘gagging clauses’ banned by health secretary. Reference NHS ‘gagging clauses’ banned … Continue reading

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Jeremy Hunt Warns NHS Health Trusts Over Gagging Orders (BBC Health News)

Summary Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has found it necessary to write to all English NHS Trusts to remind them that the use gagging clauses and pay-offs to stop staff raising concerns over care quality would be contrary to the duty of candour and … Continue reading

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Assuring High Quality Care in the NHS (NHS Confederation)

Summary This NHS Confederation discussion paper pursues the debate arising from the Francis report. The focus is now firmly on developing concrete proposals on how poor standards of patient care can be tackled in practice. Suggestions are offered on ways … Continue reading

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