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Category Archives: Quality and Safety
Patients are right to expect high risk procedures to be performed by regulated professionals
Guest blog by Amanda Casey, Chair of the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists Imagine I told you that you needed to go into hospital for a heart bypass. You’d know instinctively it was major operation, with considerable risks. But no … Continue reading
No one is empowered if the truth is not shared
The new statutory duty of candour was introduced for NHS bodies in England (trusts, foundation trusts and special health authorities) from 27 November 2014, and will apply to all other care providers registered with CQC from 1 April 2015. Today … Continue reading
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Pressure is rising on Sir David Nicholson
At last – some will say – MPs have begun to put their heads above the parapet and call for the resignation of the Chief Executive of the NHS in an Early day Motion today. David Nicholson was the man … Continue reading
Guest Blogspot: The highest standards of medical care urgently require doctors to remain up to date through Continuing Professional Development.
This week the UK regulator of doctors, the General Medical Council (GMC), has launched a consultation over the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of qualified, practising doctors. This subject is of immense importance because the pace of medical advances is such … Continue reading
Posted in Department of Health, Drugs, Emerging technologies, GPs, Innovation, NHS, Patients, Pharma, Policy, Preventative healthcare, Primary Care, Quality and Safety, Research, Technology, Work Tagged 2020health, annual appraisal, BMA, Continuing Professional Development, CPD, Department of Health, Drugs, General Medical Council, General practitioner, GMC, GP, GPs, health, innovation, medicine, National Health Service, NHS, NICE, patient, Patients, pharmaceutical, Quality, R&D, Research, Responsibility in healthcare, revalidation, work 4 Comments
Safety before politics – Chase Farm downgrade is right
On February 14th I blogged about closing children’s heart surgery units that were unsafe. That post is reproduced below. Today we have heard that Chase Farm hospital maternity and A&E units are to close. Ask most people in the NHS … Continue reading
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