Jump to content

All Activity

This stream auto-updates     

  1. Yesterday
  2. News Article
    A review of the medical records of a small number of deceased patients of former neurologist Dr Michael Watt has been completed, the BBC has learned. The findings from the review, conducted by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), are being shared with the families of the 44 deceased patients. In May 2018, the Department of Health commissioned the review. It asked regulator the RQIA to review the records of Dr Michael Watt's patients who died in the previous ten years. The Royal College of Physicians, which has been examining 44 deceased patients' records as part of phase 2 of
  3. News Article
    Press release: 29 June 2022 Today, Dean Russell MP, a member of the Health and Social Care Select Committee, with the charity Patient Safety Learning and the Safety for All campaign, are hosting a Parliamentary reception with MPs, Peers and representatives of the wider patient safety and healthcare community. Each year in the UK thousands of people are killed and harmed as a result of unsafe care, costing the NHS billions of pounds for additional treatment, support, and compensation costs relating to litigation by those harmed. Following the unprecedented impact that the Covid-19 pan
  4. Content Article
    This document covers the following subjects: Section 1: embedding digital technologies Equipping the system digitally for better care Digitising health and social care records A life-long, joined-up health and care record Digitally supported diagnoses Supporting independent healthy lives Putting NHS services in people’s pockets through digital channels Scaling digital health self-help, diagnostics and therapies Accelerating adoption of proven tech Systematising tech research and development partnerships Buying tech better acr
  5. News Article
    The NHS App will soon be updated with features to help offer people in England more personalised care. It is part of the government's plan for a digital revolution to speed up care and improve access while saving the health service time and money. By March 2023, more users will receive messages from their GP and be able to see their medical records and manage hospital elective-care appointments. By March 2024, the app should offer face-to-face video consultations. The government's ambition is for at least 75% of adults to be using it by March 2024. Currently, less than half
  6. News Article
    When you think of cancer, a glamorous mum in her mid-30s is not the first image that springs to mind. But You, Me and the Big C podcaster Dame Deborah James was just 35 when she found out she had bowel cancer. Blood and stool tests had come back normal and her GP had laughed "not once, but three times over the course of six months" at the idea she could possibly have a tumour in her bowels. The diagnosis came only when she paid to have her colon examined privately. Her experience has raised questions about how good we are at spotting and treating cancer in the under-40s. Simply - are
  7. News Article
    Hospitals are bringing back requirements for masks on wards just weeks after rules were relaxed as Covid rates spike, The Independent can reveal. Experts have warned of a surge in cases, believed to be the fifth wave, with one in 40 people in the UK testing positive for the virus. Meanwhile, latest NHS data shows more than 8,000 Covid-positive patients on wards following a warning of a “deleterious” impact on hospital waiting times. In response, three major hospital trusts have told staff they must wear masks, with warnings more must follow if the NHS is to handle another wave o
  8. News Article
    Rapidly falling continuity of care levels pose an “existential threat” to patient safety, Britain’s top family doctor will warn today as research reveals only half of Britons regularly see the same GP. Prof Martin Marshall, chair of the Royal College of GPs (RCGP), will say trusted relationships between family doctors and patients are the most “powerful intervention” for delivering effective, high-quality care as they boost patient satisfaction and health outcomes, and reduce use of hospital services. But in a keynote speech to the college’s annual conference, Marshall will warn that
  9. News Article
    The outgoing chief investigator of the national safety watchdog has described his frustration with the organisation’s ‘ambivalent’ relationship with NHS England. Keith Conradi, who is due to retire from the Health Safety Investigation Branch in July, said he did not think he had “ever really spoken to any of the hierarchy in NHS England”. He added “their priorities are elsewhere”. In an interview with health commentator Roy Lilley for the Institute for Health and Social Care Management, Mr Conradi also described HSIB’s relationship with NHSE as “ambivalent”. “It wobbled along th
  10. Last week
  11. Event
    This one day masterclass is part of a series of masterclasses focusing on how to use Human Factors in your workplace. Leadership in the NHS is the responsibility of all staff. Understanding human factors will allow healthcare to enhance performance, culture and organisation. These masterclasses have been re-designed in line with the new Patient Safety Syllabus. We will look at why things go wrong and how to implement change to prevent it from happening again or mitigate the risks. This masterclass will focus on risk and behaviour to improve patient safety. Key learning ob
  12. News Article
    The UK response to the removal of the constitutional right to abortion in the US has been one of anger, sadness, and disbelief. The US Supreme Court has voted to overturn the 1973 case of Roe vs Wade, so in effect revoking the constitutional right to abortion that American women have had since the landmark decision. It means the 50 individual US states will be able to set their own abortion laws. Half are expected to ban abortions, some already have, and already clinics across the US have been closing down. The ruling has been widely condemned by the UK’s healthcare organisations, in
  13. News Article
    Reproductive health doctors are reacting to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe vs Wade, the 1973 case that allowed people to seek abortions with limited government intervention. On Friday, Justice Samuel Alito delivered his opinion on the case Dobbs vs Jackson Women's Health, saying he favoured the state of Mississippi in the case. Now, Roe vs Wade, which allowed abortion until about 24 weeks of pregnancy, is overruled, and individual states have the power to decide their residents' abortion rights. OBGYNs who provide abortion care and family-planning services told Insider
  14. Event
    This one day masterclass is part of a series of masterclasses focusing on how to use Human Factors in your workplace. Leadership in the NHS is the responsibility of all staff. Understanding human factors will allow healthcare to enhance performance, culture and organisation. These masterclasses have been re-designed in line with the new Patient Safety Syllabus. We will look at why things go wrong and how to implement change to prevent it from happening again or mitigate the risks. This masterclass will focus on non-technical skills to improve patient safety. Key learning
  15. Event
    This one day masterclass is part of a series of masterclasses focusing on how to use Human Factors in your workplace and is aligned with the new Patient Safety Syllabus 2021. Key learning objectives: Understand the new patient safety landscape Understand the need for proportionality of investigation Learn how to use a range of techniques for conducting PSIIs Understand how to write an impactful improvement plan Consider how your current approach to patient safety investigations compares to the agreed national standards Understand typical pitfalls and
  16. Content Article
    The report addresses the following questions: How many people are waiting for elective procedures? What are the most common procedures on the waiting list? Is there a hidden waiting list, and what is on it? Is there a waiting lists postcode lottery across England? How much will it cost to clear the waiting list? Are patients shifting to private care? What are the possible trajectories for waiting lists through to 2030?
  17. News Article
    Diminishing rates of measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) jabs have prompted a Royal College warning over the risks to pregnant women, as the NHS raises concerns over London “lagging” behind the national uptake. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health’s immunisations lead, Dr Helen Bradford, said the falling uptake of the MMR vaccine could present a serious risk to pregnant women and their unborn children. The warning comes as London health authorities are planning a major summer drive to improve uptake in the capital, The Independent has learned. Documents seen by The In
  18. News Article
    Suffering is “the new norm” in the NHS and people can expect to spend their last few years in pain, the outgoing chairman of the British Medical Association said. Chaand Nagpaul, who steps down this week, said the NHS was in a “perilous state”. He also wants people to have sympathy for the “plight” of junior doctors, who have said they will prepare for a ballot on strikes over pay. There are 6.5 million people on NHS waiting lists, many of whom have been waiting a year or more. Nagpaul, who has been a GP for 33 years, said: “I have not come across this scale of suffering, of unmet ne
  1. Load more activity
  • Newsletter

    Want to keep up to date with all our latest news and information?

    Sign Up
×