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Patient Safety

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Patient safety congress and awards

Jenni Middleton

'At last chiefs are held responsible for actions'


A group of whistleblowers and patient safety campaigners have raised concerns about 20 NHS trust leaders under the fit and proper person’s test, which was introduced last October.

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James Titcombe

'Kirkup report set out the painful and devastating truth'

Last week was a very difficult one for me and families like mine who suffered loss at Morecambe Bay.

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'Patients matter most but staff matter too'

The revelations of the Francis Inquiry into care at Mid Staffordshire hospital two years ago made shocking reading. How could something like this happen in our NHS?

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The big question: what are the barriers to preventing pressure ulcers?

On the 20 November it is the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel’s Stop Pressure Ulcer Day 2014.

What happens if a naso-gastric tube gets knotted?

Just because a procedure is common, and generally problem free, does not mean there are no dangers that staff need to watch out for

Have you ever had a near miss with a blood transfusion?

Over the past few weeks I have edited a five-part series on blood transfusion, which has reminded me of the multiple points at which things can go seriously wrong, from taking a cross-match blood sample to administration of a blood transfusion.

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Weston Area Health NHS Trust

Trust in South West launches overseas recruitment drive


A hospital trust in Somerset has hired six nurses from Spain following an overseas recruitment campaign this month.


Growth in NHS workforce outstripped by demand on services


The NHS workforce has grown by more than 2% over the past 12 months, according to latest figures, but managers admit that recruitment is failing to keep pace with demand.

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Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

CQC raises concern over staff shortages at mental health trust

A mental health trust has been ordered to make urgent improvements to the safety of its services by the Care Quality Commission.

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Exclusive: Third of nursing directors concerned about staffing levels

A third of nursing directors worry they regularly do not have enough nurses to ensure safe staffing levels on their wards, a Nursing Times survey of some of England’s most senior nurses suggests.

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Antibiotic resistance 'toolkit' launched

Antibiotic resistance 'toolkit' launched

“Antibiotics: ‘national threat’ from steep rise in patients who are resistant to drugs,” The Daily Telegraph reports. The Mail Online reports that there were, “600 reported cases of drugs failing because of resistant bacteria last year”.