Tag Archives: Target-Chasing (Hitting the Target Missing the Point)

The Foundations for a Patient-Centred NHS Learning Culture? (Department of Health / BBC News)

Summary This “Learning Not Blaming” report presents the government’s response to (i) the Francis Freedom to Speak Up review, (ii) the Morecambe Bay Investigation, and (iii) the Public Administration Select Committee’s report on clinical incidents. The common theme for addressing … Continue reading

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Extra NHS Funding Provision For Winter Pressures (BBC News / Department of Health / NHS England)

Summary Further emergency funding has been made available for the NHS in England to help prepare for the recurrent winter crisis in rising demands for health care. This special funding is reported to have been increased by 75% compared to … Continue reading

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The Francis Inquiry Re-Interpreted in the Light of Classic Social Psychology Experiments

Summary The Report of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry goes into some detail when considering the impact of social influences on nursing staff and other NHS employees. Volume 3, in particular, has large sections dedicated to NHS culture and values. … Continue reading

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NHS Culture Change Moves Forwards / Waiting Time Targets (BBC News / CQC / Nuffield Trust / QualityWatch)

Summary David Prior, the Care Quality Commission chairman, has commented that the NHS had become “too powerful to criticise” in the recent past, despite some patients receiving an unsatisfactory service. Even the most senior staff were sometimes afraid to speak out. He … Continue reading

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Focus on Accident and Emergency: December 2013 (BBC News / HSCIC / BMJ Open / British Journal of General Practice / CEM)

Summary A statistical briefing from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) indicates that there has been a small – but significant – increase in the number of over-65s attending the major A&E units. The problem lies in the … Continue reading

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CQC Inspection Report Criticises Furness General Hospital Dementia Unit (BBC News)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC) attributed problems in the standards of care in the Ramsay Unit at Furness General Hospital primarily to “chronic staff shortages”. New admissions to the unit were halted by the Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust briefly, after an … Continue reading

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Proposals for Zero Harm Culture in NHS (BBC News / Department of Health)

Summary Professor Don Berwick of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), which he co-founded in Cambridge (Massachusetts), is expected to release plans to create a “zero harm” culture in the NHS in England today. Prof. Berwick, being a world expert on patient safety, was asked by ministers … Continue reading

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Keogh’s Review into Care and Treatment at Fourteen Hospital Trusts in England (Department of Health / BBC News)

Summary It can have escaped no-one’s attention (in England) that the much-publicised (and much “spun”) Keogh Review has been published. Eleven hospital trusts have been placed into special measures to ensure improvements in patient care because of major failings. Read more: BBC News. … Continue reading

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NHS Failings Suppressed for “Political” Reasons? (BBC News / Department of Health)

Summary A report (NHS England‘s Keogh review), ordered by the government after the publication of the Francis Inquiry into Stafford Hospital, indicates that 14 NHS trusts – with higher-than-expected mortality rates over recent years – may have contributed to 13,000 excess deaths compared with the national average in 2005-10. Professor Sir … Continue reading

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