Senior Nurse and patient

Airline-style patient safety film set to land in hospitals

Watching a safety video before a plane takes off is a familiar part of air travel. Two NHS organisations have now collaborated to replicate this … Read more → – Airline-style patient safety film set to land in hospitals

The value of safe care

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today published its annual State of Care report. The report references some outstanding care, but also highlights significant variation … Read more → – The value of safe care

‘Hard Truths’ – preparing for one year on

The Department of Health is preparing the first annual progress report on ‘Hard Truths: the journey to putting patients first’, to be published later this … Read more → – ‘Hard Truths’ – preparing for one year on

Scores on the doors? Visible ratings for health and care providers

The Department of Health has launched a consultation into how health and care providers should display their inspection ratings. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) assesses … Read more → – Scores on the doors? Visible ratings for health and care providers

Freedom to speak up: nine days to give your views

Sir Robert Francis wants to hear from as many people as possible who have experiences, both good and bad, of raising concerns in the NHS. … Read more → – Freedom to speak up: nine days to give your views

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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