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Clive Flashman


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About Clive Flashman

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    I'm leading on the development of the hub for Patient Safety Learning. I have a background in patient safety, having worked at the National Patient Safety Agency from 2002 to 2007, designing and leading the development of the NRLS. So looking forward to sharing this bold expriment with you all!!
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    Patient Safety Learning
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    Chief Digital Officer

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  1. News Article
    As part of the UK Government’s efforts to tackle health problems, including mental health, earlier in the cycle, the newly-created Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) has launched the latest Better Health – Every Mind Matters campaign to improve the general public’s mental wellbeing. The new campaign aims to empower members of the general public to look after their mental health through tips and practical advice, helping to find what works for them in reducing stress and anxiety, boosting their mood, sleeping better, and feeling in greater control of their lives. New
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    I think that sounds about right, especially if you factor in social media videos as well. I do really worry about people's personal information management capabilities with this much data (and information governance too). There is definitely a gap in the market for smart tech to help people manage all of their personal digital assets.
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    The number of women in the UK who have not had vital NHS breast screening, which can stop people dying from breast cancer, has risen by an estimated 50% - to nearly 1.5 million women - since services resumed, the leading UK breast cancer charity warns during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer Now reveals an alarming increase of around half a million women who haven’t been screened since services restarted in summer 2020, estimating that around 1,480,000 fewer women in the UK had breast screening between March 2020 and May 2021, compared to pre-pandemic levels. This comes a yea
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    Bristol Children’s hospital tried to ‘deceive’ Ben Condon’s parents about his death, NHS ombudsman says An eight-week-old baby died after “a catalogue of failings” in his treatment at a children’s hospital, which then tried to “deceive” his parents about his death, an official inquiry has found. Doctors failed to spot that Ben Condon was suffering from a deadly bacterial infection and did not give him antibiotics until an hour before he died, the NHS ombudsman said. “We found that Ben and his family suffered serious injustice in consequence of the failings we found in his care a
  5. News Article
    Where Healthcare Is Improving and Where It Needs More Work While the public discourse on health equity has increased in recent years, there are still many problems in health disparities research and in care delivery. Health systems are struggling to tackle health equity issues as highlighted by a recent study that evaluated online consumer reviews of hospitals and experiences of racism. However, organizations are making a positive impact toward health equity in a variety of areas. Walmart is partnering with virtual care company Grand Rounds Health and Doctor On Demand on a digital h
  6. News Article
    The Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) has been officially launched by the UK Government, aimed at preventing health disparities across the country and supporting people to live longer, healthier, and happier lives. OHID will focus on stopping debilitating health conditions before they develop and represents a distinct step-change in focus from the Government towards a more preventative, rather than reactionary, approach to health. One of the key intentions of this is to reduce the backlog and also put social care on a long-term sustainable footing, tackling health
  7. News Article
    There is a mental health crisis in England, with rates of depression doubling since the COVID pandemic began. Strategies of “speaking up”, mindfulness sessions at work, and national “happiness” campaigns have been touted as an effective approach to tackling mental health at work, but therapists are unconvinced. But what of mental health services offered by the state? This has been equally unconvincing. Over the past decade or so, mental health services in England have been undergoing a process of “Uberisation”. This refers to how services are effectively treated as commodities marketed th
  8. Event
    An online event 4,356,277 reports of patient safety incidents were reported between November 2018 and October 2019. These incidents were linked to more than 4,600 deaths. The cost of harm for clinical negligence claims from incidents in 2019/20 expected to cost the NHS £8.3 billion. Improving patient safety could save almost 1,000 extra lives and £100 million in care costs each year from 2023/24. There is also potential to reduce claims provision by around £750 million per year by 2025. In July 2019, the NHS published its Patient Safety Strategy which seeks to continuously improve pa
  9. News Article
    A team of world-leading medical experts have collaborated to improve patient safety and outcomes following high-risk surgery. The endeavour, which includes industry specialists such as anaesthetists, surgeons, and patient representatives, is called the Improving Patient Outcomes (ImPrOve) Think Tank. The ImPrOve team has recently published its European report that highlights and looks to address a severe patient safety and health issue in which death and serious complication rates in the 30-days following high-risk surgery are alarmingly high. The insightful report outlines an array
  10. News Article
    The latest edition of the Wolters Kluwer Journal of Patient Safety has just been published. Original studies include: Is There a Mismatch Between the Perspectives of Patients and Regulators on Healthcare Quality? A Survey Study The Ideal Hospital Discharge Summary: A Survey of U.S. Physicians Impact of an Original Methodological Tool on the Identification of Corrective and Preventive Actions After Root Cause Analysis of Adverse Events in Health Care Facilities: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial Detach Yourself: The Positive Effect of Psychological Detachme
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    Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn carried out a transparent review of 389 Covid infections An NHS trust has apologised to hundreds of families whose relatives caught Covid-19 in hospital and died, after a review found a lack of private rooms contributed to the spread of the virus. The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) in Kings Lynn, Norfolk, has carried out a review of all 389 cases of patients who either definitely or probably contracted Covid while in the hospital between March 2020 and February this year. Of those, 151 patients died. The trust is the only NHS trust to have ca
  12. News Article
    The country’s largest clinical study is being launched in Greater Manchester to investigate the best gap between first and second Covid-19 vaccine doses for pregnant women. Led by St George’s, University of London, the Preg-CoV study will provide vital clinical trial data on the immune response to vaccination at different dose intervals – either four to six weeks or eight to 12 weeks. This data will help determine the best dosage interval and reveal more about how the vaccine works to protect pregnant mothers and their babies against Covid-19. Pregnant women are more likely to develo
  13. News Article
    Patients are starting to suffer because health and care workers are unable to purchase fuel. The fuel crisis is starting to have an effect on the care of vulnerable patients, community and mental health service providers have warned. Many petrol stations are running short of fuel as a result of panic buying, after the oil firm BP warned that it would have to close some of its petrol stations because of the lack of lorry drivers. Currently there is a shortage of about 100,000 HGV drivers. Crystal Oldman, chief executive for the Queen’s Nursing Institute, which represents community nur
  14. News Article
    Mental health patients who were discharged from or admitted to acute mental health services during the first Covid-19 lockdown experienced loneliness and social isolation, according to a new study. Published in the British Journal of Psychiatry Open the 34 patients, carers and clinical staff were interviewed by a team of researchers from The University of Manchester. Mental health service users also reported ‘working harder’ to avoid admission due to fears around environmental safety as a result of COVID-19. “Even before the pandemic, there are lots of safety concerns associated with re
  15. News Article
    New analysis published by the Health Foundation shows that while the waiting list for hospital care continues to grow, so too does the number of ‘missing' patients who have not yet been added to the list. There were 7.5 million fewer people referred for routine hospital care between January 2020 and July 2021 than would have been expected based on numbers prior to the pandemic. These ‘missing patients’ are in addition to the record 5.6 million people already on the waiting list. This lower than expected number of people referred for hospital care, including for routine procedures such a