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  1. Content Article
    Sajid Javid MP enters his new role as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care in an extremely challenging set of circumstances. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to have a major impact on the delivery of health and social care services across the country, while also creating a range of longer-term challenges as we transition back to ‘normal’, such as the growing backlog of patients waiting for non-Covid care and treatment.[1] Like his predecessors, he will also face the huge task of tackling the persistent problem of avoidable harm in health and social care. This blog will outline the
  2. Content Article
    In its investigation of the serious patient safety failings regarding hormone pregnancy tests, sodium valproate and pelvic mesh implants, the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety (IMMDS) Review (also known as the Cumberlege Review) highlighted significant concerns about the MHRA’s role in this. In its recommendations it stated: “The MHRA needs substantial revision, particularly in relation to adverse event reporting and medical device regulation. It needs to ensure that it engages more with patients and their outcomes. It needs to raise awareness of its public protection roles
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    Partha Kar: National Specialty Advisor for Diabetes Recommended resources: Getting it Right First Time: Diabetes Getting it Right First Time: Best Practice Library National Diabetes In-patient Audit - Harms E-Learning Insulin Safety module Guideline for Perioperative Care for People with Diabetes Mellitus Undergoing Elective and Emergency Surgery (CPOC) Diabetes inpatient and hospital care (Diabetes UK) Perioperative Diabetes: High and Lows (NCEPOD) Share your insights Are you a healthcare pro
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    The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has submitted evidence to a consultation run by the Department of Health and Social Care. The RCN has raised concerns that female patients are not listened to which results in delayed diagnosis and poor patient outcomes. It has also been suggested that there needs to be a bigger focus on designing services for women's needs and provide better support for women in the workplace, particularly in the healthcare sector. Read full story. Source: RCN, 10 June 2021
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    Click on the attachment below to read the full consultation response. Further reading Dangerous exclusions: The risk to patient safety of sex and gender bias (Patient Safety Learning) Gender bias: A threat to women’s health (Sarah Graham) The normalisation of women’s pain (Lisa Rampersad) ‘Women are being dismissed, disbelieved and shut out’ (Stephanie O’Donohue) Women’s Health Strategy: Call for evidence (Department of Health and Social Care)
  6. Content Article
    In September 2020, the Scottish Government formally announced as part of its Programme for Government 2020-21 that it would establish a Patient Safety Commissioner for Scotland.[1] This was one of the key recommendations set out in the First Do No Harm report, published earlier that year by the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review (more commonly known as the Cumberlege Review).[2] Here we will briefly provide the background to this proposal before outlining the key elements of our response to the public consultation on this under the following headings: Initial re
  7. Content Article
    The World Health Assembly (WHA) in May 2019 adopted a resolution, ‘Global action on patient safety’, to give priority to patient safety as an essential foundational step in building, designing, operating and evaluating the performance of all healthcare systems. The resolution asked the Director General of WHO to formulate a Global Patient Safety Action Plan in consultation with Member States and a wide range of partners and other organisations. This Action Plan was formally adopted at WHA on the 28 May 2021 and provides a 10-year roadmap and actions to work towards its vision of a world
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    CQC's purpose and their role as a regulator won’t change – but how it works will be different. CQC has set out their ambitions under four themes: People and communities. Smarter regulation. Safety through learning. Accelerating improvement. Running through each theme are two core ambitions: Assessing local systems. Tackling inequalities in health and care. Download full strategy from link below.
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    On 29 November 1999, the Institute of Medicine released a report called To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System, the report reviewed the status of patient safety in the US and UK, 20 years on and the NHS have released The NHS Patient Safety Strategy. Within the newly developed strategy, the NHS has three strategic aims that will support the development of patient safety culture and a patient safety system. Register