It’s been a really difficult time for all of us this past year. When I say ‘we’, I mean every single person on the planet. I am yet to find anyone who hasn’t had to deal with stress, mental health problems, anxiety, illness, disappointment or bereavement of some nature over the past year.
Collectively, we are all going to need a period to heal. I fear that the healthcare system will have no time to heal and that we are only on the tip of what more there is to come.
Not only has the healthcare system had to deal with a pandemic, we have had to deal with the consequences from that. The
This safety update report is based on detailed analysis of data up to 24 January 2021. At this date, an estimated 5.4 million first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and 1.5 million doses of the Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine had been administered, and around 0.5 million second doses, mostly the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, had been administered.
As of 24 January 2021, for the UK:
16,756 Yellow Cards have been reported for the Pfizer/BioNTech
6,014 have been reported for the Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccine
50 have been reported where the brand of the vaccine
This year I’m seeing many more complaints on Twitter from healthcare professionals about the misuse of incident reporting. The threat “I’m going to Datix you!” is coming up time and time again and people are complaining about being “datixed” inappropriately. One Twitter user recently said: “Datix has been used as a verb so many times on my feed today that my head might explode”. Datix has become associated with fear, retribution and blame. But how has this come about and what can be done to change it?
Datix as a company has seen many changes since I stood down as chief executive in 2015.