Tag Archives: Safety

Public involvement in NHS inspections needs to go further

Sir Mike Richards is the new CQC Chief Inspector of Hospitals and he has announced his new plan to include patients in hospital inspection teams. This is a good idea, and means that although a hospital will know an inspection … 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

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Panorama on hospitals: they should be the destination of last resort

Press Release: December 3rd 2012 Panorama will be covering more of the Dr Foster report in “How Safe is Your Hospital?” on Monday, 3 December at 20:30 GMT on BBC One. Tonight’s Panorama programme will look at the high and … Continue reading

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Failing hospitals fill up with apoplectic politicians

If ever there was an issue that could strike fear into the heart of a politician, no matter their affiliation, it has to be hospital closures. Today the RCN has jumped into the ring, batting about the old idea that … Continue reading

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Fragmentation: the NHS Bill offers the opposite

Yesterday I highlighted some of the claims that this Health Bill will cause fragmentation of the NHS. The irony is that it actually offers the opposite if clinicians show the necessary leadership: a chance for a more holistic approach for … Continue reading

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