A promise to learn – a commitment to act: improving the safety of patients in England
Recommendations to improve patient safety in the NHS in England. PDF, 359KB, 46 pages
We are recommending four guiding principles, among others, to help the English NHS get better faster, and I urge you to think about these and ask how you can help incorporate them into your own daily work.
- Place the quality and safety of patient care above all other aims for the NHS. (This, by the way, is your safest and best route to lower cost.)
- Engage, empower, and hear patients and carers throughout the entire system, and at all times
- Foster wholeheartedly the growth and development of all staff, especially with regard to their ability and opportunity to improve the processes within which they work.
- Insist upon, and model in your own work, thorough and unequivocal transparency, in the service of accountability, trust, and the growth of knowledge.
Don Berwick’s letter to the people of England PDF, 40.2KB, 2 pages
Is there a role for routine chest X-ray in diagnosing metastatic disease in invasive breast cancer patients?
This article was published in the European Journal of Surgical Oncology by Yogesh Jain, Jalal Kokan of Macclesfield District General Hospital, Macclesfield, UK
For staff and students of East Cheshire Trust
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A higher index of multiple socioeconomic deprivation predisposes to development of painful peripheral neuropathy in Type 1 diabetes.
Anderson S.G., Roberts H., Malipatil N., Dunn G., Heald A.H.
Diabetic Medicine. Conference: Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2013 Manchester United Kingdom. Conference Start: 20130313 Conference End: 20130315. Conference Publication: (var.pagings). 30 (pp 70), 2013. Date of Publication: March 2013.
Extract from NHS Employers
This short survey aims to gather views on the disciplinary framework for doctors and dentists employed by the NHS. The changes to the structure of the NHS and the introduction of medical revalidation have influenced the way in which the framework operates. Comments are being welcomed until 6th September 2013
Extract from PULSE
GP practices are being asked to report huge reams of data to NHS England so that their performance can be monitored and any ‘unwarranted variation’ can be investigated, it has emerged.
Practices are being asked to log onto an NHS England website to complete details on their surgery’s practice staff, suitability, premises and equipment, access to and availability of practice services, information about the practice and its procedures and its governance.
The ‘assurance management’ website, www.primarycare.nhs.uk, replaces the annual reports that were historically collected by PCTs, will allow for NHS England to spot any outliers and hold GPs to account in a ‘robust and fair’ way.