Patient safety congress and awards
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.
patient safety debate
Last week was a very difficult one for me and families like mine who suffered loss at Morecambe Bay.
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?
On the 20 November it is the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel’s Stop Pressure Ulcer Day 2014.
Just because a procedure is common, and generally problem free, does not mean there are no dangers that staff need to watch out for
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.
A hospital trust in Somerset has hired six nurses from Spain following an overseas recruitment campaign this month.
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.
A mental health trust has been ordered to make urgent improvements to the safety of its services by the Care Quality Commission.
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.
Click here to find out more about the 2015 Patient Safety Congress and Awards
Find out what to expect:
We’ve come a long way since Graham Pink raised concerns about safety at Stockport in 1990, but have we come far enough?
It’s a misconception that NICE has recommended 1:8 as a minimum ratio, says Jane Ball
behind the headlines
“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”.