The six patient safety priorities outlined by Jeremy Hunt are:
Develop a credible and comprehensive NHS and social care workforce plan
Reform primary care by bringing back individual GP lists
Provide a timetable by which the recommendations from the Ockenden Review will be implemented
Scrap national NHS targets
Join forces with the Treasury and radically reform our litigation and compensation systems
Revamp the Learning from Deaths programme so that all Trusts are publishing data on the avoidable deaths that happen in their services
Service planning and commissioning of integrated care Formalisation of the service planning and commissioning of LTV services through an integrated network of care providers is required. The aim would be to reduce variability in access to areas such as therapy services in and out of hospital, facilitate discharge, enable respite care and simplify how ventilator equipment is purchased and serviced.
Multidisciplinary care Improved access to an appropriate multidisciplinary care team is needed to ensure people on LTV and their parent carers can be supported in the commun
Bystander Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Ongoing strategies are needed at a population level to ensure that people who sustain an OHCA are treated rapidly with high quality resuscitation, including defibrillation, through a co-ordinated network of accessible and identifiable public access devices.
Advance treatment plans When advance treatment plans are in place, they should be documented using a standard process (such as the ReSPECT form) to ensure that people receive treatments based on what matters to them and what is realistic. Effective communication between
Document the swallow status of all patients with PD at the point of referral to hospital
Screen patients with PD for swallowing difficulties at admission
Refer patients with PD who have swallowing difficulties (or who have problems with communication) to speech and language therapy
Notify the specialist PD service (hospital and/or community) when a patient with PD is admitted, if there is any indication from the notes, or following discussion with the patient or their relatives/carers, that there has been a deterioration or progression of their clinical st