Friday, 13 December 2013
Detailed data on “never events” will help NHS care become even safer, says NHS England. NHS England publishes more detailed data than ever before about “never events” – the serious errors in care that put patients at risk of harm and that should not happen if full preventative procedures are in place.
No health without mental health: mental health dashboard The first annual mental health dashboard aims to show progress against the objectives set out in the ‘No health without mental health’ strategy. The dashboard includes information on: mental health services; the physical wellbeing of people with mental health problems; and experiences of stigma and discrimination. Department of Health
A fresh start for the regulation and inspection of GP practices and GP out-of-hours services his report sets out a new approach to inspecting and regulating all GPs and out-of-hours services, due to start in April 2014. Care Quality Commission
National Health SHAMBLES: Three damning reports describe mothers abandoned during labour, serious hospital blunders every day and how...
National Health SHAMBLES: Three damning reports describe mothers abandoned during labour, serious hospital blunders every day and how... Public confidence in the Health Service is already at a record low following a run of inquiries exposing a culture of appalling patient care and bureaucratic cover-ups. The Daily Mail
The real NHS 'crisis' this winter is the constant threat of unrealistic cuts | Colin Leys Hospitals are overwhelmed this winter, that is true, but they are being run down to make room for private healthcare.
FGM: Britain's first ever criminal charges could be brought as cases reopened Exclusive: Home Office minister Norman Baker welcomes the development which could see charges brought for the first time against doctors and other individuals suspected of involvement in female genital mutilation. The Daily Telegraph
Women left fearful and alone in labour, says Care Quality Commission report Best and worst performing NHS Trusts identified by the the chief inspector of hospitals, as some mothers forced to endure "shocking and frightening" births. The Daily Telegraph