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Contractual ‘duty of candour’ to drive a more open NHS culture

New rules to toughen transparency in NHS organisations and increase patient confidence have been announced by Health Minister Dr Dan Poulter following a public consultation. The government will create regulations that require the NHS Commissioning Board to include a contractual … Read more → – Contractual ‘duty of candour’ to drive a more open NHS culture

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New guidance from GMC says doctors must raise concerns about patient safety

New guidance from the General Medical Council (GMC) advises doctors against entering into contracts or agreements that seek to stop them raising concerns about poor quality care. Raising and acting on concerns about patient safety, explains that doctors have a … Read more → – New guidance from GMC says doctors must raise concerns about patient safety

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One plan to reduce four harms

The QIPP Safe Care workstream has developed ‘harm free’ care which it hopes will get NHS staff thinking differently about patient safety. This ambitious programme aims to deliver care that is defined by the absence of pressure ulcers, falls, venous … Read more → – One plan to reduce four harms

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