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About Mark Hughes

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  • First name
    Mark
  • Last name
    Hughes
  • Country
    United Kingdom

About me

  • About me
    I am Patient Safety Learning's Business and Policy Manager. Prior to this I worked in a range of different roles for Alzheimer's Society and two Members of Parliament. I have a strong interest in reforming the social care system and improving patient safety.
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    Patient Safety Learning
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    Business and Policy Manager

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  1. Content Article
    The Coroner highlighted concerns about how the Philips Respironics AF 541 mask connects by tubing to the BIPAP ventilator by means of a 'push on' connection (rather than a fitting involving positive engagement). Evidence taken at the inquest indicated that this connection has come undone on other occasions as well. It was noted that the introduction of a filter at the site of the connection increased the potential for the joint to come apart. The Coroner asks whether a more robust docking system could be installed which is less vulnerable to working loose or being inadvertently pulled apa
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    Global landscape in maternal and newborn health (Dr Anshu Banerjee - Director, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Ageing at the WHO) Respectful childbirth for all women and newborns (Dr Ian Askew - Director, Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research at the WHO) Towards eliminating avoidable harm in maternal and newborn care: launch of World Patient Safety Day goals 2021 (Dr Neelam Dhingra - Unit Head, Patient Safety Flagship at the WHO) Maintaining safe functioning of maternal and newborn services during the COVID-19 pandemic (Dr
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    Bell Ribeiro-Addy, Member of Parliament (MP) for Streatham, who secured this debate, reiterated the key statistics around black maternal health and mortality in the UK: Black women are still four times more likely to die in pregnancy or childbirth. Black women are up to 83% more likely to suffer a near miss during pregnancy. Black babies have a 121% increased risk of stillbirth and a 50% increased risk of neonatal death. Miscarriage rates are 40% higher in black women, and black ethnicity is regarded as a risk factor for miscarriage. Black mothers are twice as l
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    The Inquiry will investigate deaths which took place in inpatient mental health settings within the former North Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, the former South Essex Partnership University Trust and the Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust that took over responsibility for mental health services in Essex from 2017. Issues that the Inquiry will consider: key factors that led to the deaths of mental health inpatients who were under the care of the Trust(s), including care and treatment pathways; the role, involvement, and communication with th
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    This toolkit contains two strategies which when paired together enhance communication and information sharing within the patient-provider encounter to improve diagnostic safety. Each strategy contains practical materials to support adoption of the strategy within office-based practices. Be The Expert On You - a patient-facing strategy that prepares patients and their families to tell their personal health stories in a clear, concise way. 60 Seconds To Improve Diagnostic Safety - this prepares providers to practice deep and reflective listening for one minute at the start of a pat
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