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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 highlights concerns raised by an independent expert in regards to the non-standardised colour coding used by the manufacturers of the filters on breathing systems of intensive care ventilators, noting that there is widespread confusion among Intensive Care Unit staff about their classification and colour coding. The report states this issue is not confined to Nightingale hospitals, but relates equally to all intensive care settings. It was sent to the Royal College of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine for action and response.
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    Headline figures for 2020/2120,388 cases were raised with Freedom to Speak Up Guardians in 2020/21 (a 26% increase from 2019/20).Cases raised in NHS trusts (19,560) accounted for the vast majority of these, with a further 828 cases raised in other organisation types.Nurses and midwives accounted for the biggest proportion (29%) of cases raised.Workers spoke up about issues to do with the pandemic, including social distancing, personal protective equipment, support for workers isolating and shielding, and increased stress and exhaustion.Communication issues were a key learning point, including
  3. Content Article
    The IMMDS Review examined how the healthcare system in England responded to reports about harmful side effects of medicines and medical devices, focusing on three specific interventions: Hormone pregnancy tests, Sodium valproate and Pelvic mesh implants. Its findings and recommendations were published in the First Do No Harm report on 8 July 2020. The Department of Health and Social Care established a Patient Reference Group to provide advice, challenge and scrutiny to work to develop the government response to the First Do No Harm report. Its independent end-of-project report sets out th
  4. Content Article
    In this report Policy Exchange set out recommendations which call on the NHS and Government to: Adopt a relentless focus on ensuring that unknown clinical risks are accounted for by prioritising patients who currently lack a diagnosis. Improve transparency, by showing patients how clinical prioritisation methodologies are being applied to them and supporting them whilst they wait. Learn the positive lessons of the pandemic in embracing new ways of working across the NHS and with its partners. Accept we need to adapt the public conversation around NHS performance relatin
  5. Content Article
    The IMMDS Review examined how the healthcare system in England responded to reports about harmful side effects of medicines and medical devices, focusing on three specific interventions: Hormone pregnancy tests, Sodium valproate and Pelvic mesh implants. Its findings and recommendations were published in the First Do No Harm report on 8 July 2020. Summary of the government response to each of the recommendations Recommendation 1: The government should immediately issue a fulsome apology on behalf of the healthcare system to the families affected by Primodos, sodium valproate and
  6. Content Article
    The report makes the case that shared decision making, when patients and doctors work together to decide treatment options, provides benefits to patients and the health service. It also outlines that patients, and the professionals treating them, face many barriers in making this work in practice. Recommendations It sets out a number of recommendations aimed at making shared decision making a reality: National health leaders must address the barriers in the health system to shared decision making and champion the practice. There should be greater promotion of the inform
  7. Content Article
    The debate centred on a motion put forward by Emma Hardy, MP for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle, which read as follows: That this House notes the publication of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review, First Do No Harm; further notes the Government’s failure to respond to the recommendations of that review in full; notes the significant discrepancy between the incidence of complication following mesh surgery in the Hospital Episode Statistics and the British Society of Urogynaecology databases, as highlighted in the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
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