Encouraging patients, families and carers to raise concerns about healthcare was the big issue under discussion at a British Medical Association (BMA) event earlier this week.
The BMA’s Patient Safety Symposium event focused strongly on the report by Sir Robert Francis (Freedom to Speak Up) which makes 20 recommendations towards creating ‘an open and honest reporting culture in the NHS.’
During her opening of the symposium, BMA president Baroness Ilora Finlay said that it was important... Readmore
More than nine out of 10 people in Wales are satisfied with the standards of care they receive according to a major new survey.
Carried out in 2013-14, the face-to-face National Survey for Wales quizzed 14,500 people aged 16 and over on a number of issues including their overall satisfaction with health services; satisfaction with care; access to care and patient involvement.
Key findings include: (i) 94% of people attending a hospital appointment in the last 12 months were able to get an appointment... Readmore
As part of its remit to improve safety in the NHS through the delivery of its education and training work, Health Education England (HEE) has produced a film to help staff in raising concerns over patient safety.
The film, produced under the auspices of the Commission on Education and Training for Patient Safety chaired by Professor Sir Norman Williams and Sir Keith Pearson, will provide support for staff at all levels, addressing not only the importance of raising concerns but how to do it whilst... Readmore
A strong addition to the health sector has been made this week with Catherine Dixon joining the NHS Litigation Authority as its new Chief Executive.
Catherine was previously General Counsel and Company Secretary at the NSPCC, and played a leading role within the Executive Team as the charity went through a period of significant change.
“I am delighted to join the NHS Litigation Authority, an organisation which makes a major contribution to patient safety,” said Catherine. “The NHSLA... Readmore