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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

Openness and honesty when things go wrong: the professional duty of candour

The General Medical Council (GMC) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)  have today launched a public consultation on draft joint guidance designed to support … Read more → – Openness and honesty when things go wrong: the professional duty of candour

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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