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  1. Content Article
    Inquiries from Bristol to Paterson have highlighted the complexity of the regulatory system and the risk of patient safety concerns falling between organisational boundaries. The Professional Standards Authority recognise that the professional regulators have done much to improve collaboration and the planned reforms to regulator powers and governance may support this. It is important that these reforms proceed regardless of what structural changes are taken forward. However, with reconfiguration now on the table, they believe wider changes are needed to simplify the system to improve pub
  2. News Article
    A new information standard has been developed for sharing digital information on medication and allergies across different parts of health and social care services. The standard, which aims to reduce medicines errors comes into effect this month. NHS and social care organisations will have to show compliance by March 2023. GP practices, hospitals, mental health trusts, pharmacists, community teams and residential care homes will all have to meet the standard when transferring medication and prescription information between teams. The standard will be particularly helpful in redu
  3. Content Article
    Once upon a time there was a little boy. Let’s call him Albert. Little Albert had grown up in the hospitals until one day, when he was just 9 months of age, he was taken by a couple who gave him lots of interesting and friendly objects to play with. One by one, Albert was shown bunnies, puppies and little white rats amongst other fascinating objects. He was intrigued by these soft play things and enjoyed exploring the shapes and textures that were new to the enquiring infant. One day as he was about to play with his favourite rat, Houdini (poetic licence employed here), there came from be
  4. Content Article
    The standards are grouped into three themes. They are: Responsibility and accountability – outlining where the responsibility and accountability lie within an organisation for setting, reviewing, and taking decisions and action on staffing levels and skill mix. Clinical leadership and safety – outlining the needs of nurse leaders with professional responsibility for teams, their role in workforce planning and the professional development of staff. Health, safety and wellbeing – outlining what’s needed to support nursing staff to provide the highest quality of care, including
  5. News Article
    New standards for the safe working of nurses across hospital wards, care homes and in the community have been set out by the Royal College of Nursing, for the first time in its 100 year history. In a bid to underline the safety-critical nature of expert nurses in healthcare, the RCN hopes the minimum standards will be used to force improvements in safe staffing levels and the treatment of nurses across the country by NHS trusts and other employers. It comes as a new poll finds a majority of adults believe there are not enough nurses to provide safe care. There are 50,000 nursing vaca
  6. Content Article
    Professor Mike Bewick, England’s former national deputy medical director and board member of C2-Ai, Helen Hughes and Clive Flashman, Patient Safety Learning, and Richard Jones, chief strategy officer, C2-Ai, discuss the following top ten digital priorities in this Digital Health article: Strengthen digital literacy. Automation. Investment. Better access to centrally sourced and patient-generated data. Adopt patient safety standards and embed these into new technologies, especially AI. Build safety more strongly into the user experience. Patient safety
  7. Content Article
    The UK model of regulation for healthcare professionals is rigid and complex and needs to change to better protect patients and service users, support our health services and to help the workforce meet future challenges. This consultation seeks views on proposals to modernise the legislation of the healthcare professional regulators. The proposals have been developed in partnership with the professional regulatory bodies, the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care and tested with key stakeholders across the health and care system. The proposed reforms cover four key areas.
  8. News Article
    Nurses are a crucial part of care across a wide range of sectors, with patients and other professionals often reliant on their expertise. That’s why the Professional Records Standard Body (PRSB) has been asked to develop a new nursing standard by NHSx for use across all the different health and social care settings. The standard aims to improve quality and safety of care in key nurse-led areas, including care planning. It will reflect best practice and standardise documentation across different nursing settings, to free nurses and give them more time to care. For example, it will standar
  9. Content Article
    The guidance supports doctors to be able to prescribe safely for their patients, whatever the setting. It sets out the GMC standards for good practice when prescribing face to-face or remotely, when prescribing unlicensed medicines and for when patient care is shared with another doctor Key updates include: new advice for doctors to stop prescribing controlled drugs without access to patient records, except in emergencies. stronger advice on information sharing, making it clear that if a patient refuses consent to share information with other health professionals it may be unsa
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