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    Content and Engagement Manager for the Patient Safety Learning hub. Passionate about the power of clear and engaging communication in healthcare.
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  1. Content Article
    Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) is a national programme designed to improve medical care within the NHS by reducing unwarranted variations. By tackling variations in the way services are delivered across the NHS, and by sharing best practice between trusts, GIRFT identifies changes that will help improve care and patient outcomes, as well as delivering efficiencies, such as the reduction of unnecessary procedures, and cost savings. The programme was first conceived and developed by Professor Tim Briggs to review elective orthopaedic surgery to address a range of observed and undesirab
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    the hub is free and easy to join. Most importantly, it is helping to drive safer care in a number of ways: Still wondering whether to become a member? Here are our top seven reasons for signing up to the hub: 1. Access thousands of patient safety resources Home to a wealth of patient safety resources, you can browse or search our library (called ‘Learn’) to access videos, blogs, guidance, research, practical tools and much more. All our content is tagged so you can easily find other similar items of interest in our Learn library. Just click on the tags on the left-hand si
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    Key findings: Midwifery students perceive that being bullied in front of women or implicating them in the act adversely impacts their childbearing experiences. Some types of poor behaviour placed the safety of mothers and babies at risk. Students feel that the involvement of women, particularly COCE women, in the ‘drama’ of birth suite bullying fractures existing clinical relationships. Students believe that women lose confidence in both the midwifes’ and their ability to provide safe effective midwifery care and are left feeling awkward and uncomfortable, detracting
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    1 Neonatal herpes: Why healthcare staff with cold sores should not be working with new babies In this blog, Sarah de Malplaquet, Chief Executive and Founder of the Kit Tarka Foundation, draws on her own devastating experience of her son dying to illustrate why healthcare staff with cold sores must stay away from new babies. Sarah highlights the lack of awareness of the dangers and calls for a widespread review of policy in order to prevent future deaths. 2 Midwifery Continuity of Care: What does good look like? In this video presentation, Trixie McAree, National Midwifery Lead f
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    I’ve been a hospital doctor for 10 years, but in February 2020 I switched to GP training. As part of that I’ve spent the last 18 months in hospital rotating around different specialities. In December 2020 I rotated onto a Department of Medicine for the Elderly (DME) ward, populated with very vulnerable patients. The ward has five single side rooms, and six bays. There are mainly DME patients in the bays, but the side rooms are used by patients who need isolating for a variety of reasons. Originally built in 2005 as an ‘isolation ward’, it still retains that name. Throughout December and J
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    Related content: PPE guidance continues to put staff and patients at risk, by Dr David Tomlinson Raising concerns about PPE and ventilation as a Junior Doctor, a blog by Lindsay Fraser-Moodie How will NHS staff with Long Covid be supported? New FFP3 respirators may cut infection risk Hospital-acquired infection caused one-in-five covid deaths at several trusts
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    The following points have been taken from the letter. Please read the letter in its entirety for the full detail around each point. Measures taken to alleviate pressure on maternity services that the RCM is supporting: 1. Ensuring all newly qualified midwives are employed. 2. Facilitating the introduction of newly qualified midwives into the workplace. 3. Supporting effective preceptorship. 4. Flexible working. 5. Utilising MSWs to the full extent of their capabilities. 6. Postponement or temporary suspension of Midwifery Continuity of Care schemes. 7. Moratorium on recruitment of senio
  8. Community Post
    In this blog, retired Occupational Health Doctor, Clare Rayner draws on personal experience to illustrate the impact delayed surgery can have on a patient. "The young girl is now unable to walk and there is a very real possibility that lengthy delays to her surgery will continue to lead to progressive disability." A child left waiting for ‘urgent’ surgery, a blog by Clare Rayner
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    I have a young relative who contracted a bone infection in early childhood, leaving her with a badly damaged ankle. Now 15 years old, she has been through several operations to manage the effects and requires regular reviews. When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, her mum was unable to get an appointment for her review, despite a worsening in mobility and pain. She was struggling to physically get around her school and, despite her admirable stoicism at such a young age, was clearly in a great deal of constant pain. She was finally seen in May 2021 by a surgeon she had not met before. By th
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    We are now just under three weeks away from the third annual World Patient Safety Day, organised by the World Health Organization (WHO), set to take place on Friday 17 September 2021. The theme of this year’s World Patient Safety Day is ‘Safe maternal and newborn care’. Patient safety concerns relating to maternity services have been particularly prominent in the UK in recent years, with serious failings highlighted by the Cumberlege Review, Dixon Inquiry and the ongoing Ockenden Maternity Safety Review. In the run up to the 17 September, WHO has been highlighting some key global statisti
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