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New laws for more open and safe care

Two new important laws to help improve patient safety, transparency, and leadership in the NHS come into force today. The first is the statutory Duty … Read more → – New laws for more open and safe care

Hospital cleaning: revised specification published

British Standards Institution (BSI) has published a new version the standard for planning and measuring hospital cleanliness (PAS 5748). Sponsored by the Department of Health, the standard … Read more → – Hospital cleaning: revised specification published

Celebrating compassionate care: HSJ 2014 awards

Creating the right culture, where compassionate care is at the heart of all health and care services, is a key Department of Health priority. The … Read more → – Celebrating compassionate care: HSJ 2014 awards

MyNHS

MyNHS launches as a driver for performance improvement MyNHS, a new site on NHS Choices, launched this week. The site enables patients and professionals to … Read more → – MyNHS

Data sharing guidance for care staff

A guidance leaflet to help health and care professionals make the right decisions on data sharing has been published by the Department of Health and … Read more → – Data sharing guidance for care staff

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27 Aug: Delicious/dhcare

Unsafe GP surgeries told: improve or be shut down | Society | The Guardian

GP surgeries providing poor or unsafe care face being shut down under a tough new "two-strikes-and-you're-out" policy being introduced by the NHS … Read more »Unsafe GP surgeries told: improve or be shut down | Society | The Guardian

27 Aug: Delicious/dhcare

NHS whistleblowers urged to share experiences of poor patient care - Telegraph

Sir Robert Francis QC, who led two major inquiries into failures at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, has launched a call for evidence for his … Read more »NHS whistleblowers urged to share experiences of poor patient care - Telegraph

27 Aug: Delicious/dhcare

BBC News - Hospital failure regime extended to care homes

A system of special measures designed to improve failing hospitals in England is to be extended to care homes, the government has announced. Read more »BBC News - Hospital failure regime extended to care homes

26 Mar: Delicious/dhcare

Health secretary to launch raft of new patient safety measures | Nursing Times

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt is set to use a major speech in the US to launch a “patient safety movement” in a bid to halve rates of avoidable … Read more »Health secretary to launch raft of new patient safety measures | Nursing Times

25 Feb: Delicious/dhcare

A year on from the Francis report into Mid-Staffs, what has changed? | Channel 4 News

It seems longer than a year ago but it was on this day in 2013 that Robert Francis QC published his report into the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation … Read more »A year on from the Francis report into Mid-Staffs, what has changed? | Channel 4 News

25 Feb: Delicious/dhcare

The Francis report: One year on | HR Magazine

A year on from the Mid Staffs inquiry, NHS Employer CEO Dean Royles reports on the progress that has been made to NHS staff culture This week marks … Read more »The Francis report: One year on | HR Magazine