Tagged: patient safety

The week issue 271 26 October – 1 November 2012

On the agenda this week: a new Department of Health consultation sets out how safeguards for patients will be extended to NHS services provided by social enterprises and other independent … Read more → – The week issue 271 26 October – 1 November 2012

Updated never events policy framework and data published

The never events policy framework has been reviewed and updated in order to address areas of uncertainty and provide greater clarity about never events and the recommended response to them … Read more → – Updated never events policy framework and data published

Overview of the NHS Safety Thermometer and advice on the data collection is published

Following recent media interest, an overview of the NHS Safety Thermometer and some advice for the NHS on how they can help to provide an accurate interpretation of their NHS … Read more → – Overview of the NHS Safety Thermometer and advice on the data collection is published

Directions to the National Patient Safety Agency

The Directions to the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) have been amended to reflect the transfer of  the operational delivery of the National Reporting and Learning System (NRLS) from NPSA … Read more → – Directions to the National Patient Safety Agency

Guidance to support the NHS in implementing the NHS Safety Thermometer published

The Department of Health has published guidance to support the NHS in implementing the NHS Safety Thermometer. The NHS Safety Thermometer gives nurses a template to check basic levels of … Read more → – Guidance to support the NHS in implementing the NHS Safety Thermometer published

Funding for two patient safety research centres announced

Two research centres will receive a share of over £13 million funding to help make the NHS a safer place for patients. The money, which comes from the National Institute … Read more → – Funding for two patient safety research centres announced

Never events list update for 2012/13

The ‘never events’ list has been updated and published with minor amendments to two of the never event definitions. The changes are to ‘never event’ number 18, ‘Transplantation of ABO … Read more → – Never events list update for 2012/13