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Good practice saves lives
A year after the launch of Sign up to Safety, 260 NHS organisations have set out ambitious plans to save lives by reducing avoidable harm.  This figure far exceeds the campaign’s target to get 180 organisations to sign up in its first year.  It means that Sign up to Safety is in a strong position to reach its aim of saving up to 6,000 lives over 3 years through the reduction of preventable harm such as medication errors, blood clots and bed sores.
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DH:  Scheme to improve patient safety is on track to save 6,000 lives

Should the attempted ‘silencing’ (especially in public sector organisations) of Whistle-blowers become a legal offence?

ScotGov:  Improving hospital care for older people in acute care

Independent National Whistleblowing Officer

New powers to close wards to new admissions

WAG:  New report shows NHS is delivering high-quality care

NHS England launches new Medicines Optimisation Dashboard

Get your entries in for the Kate Granger Awards

CIVITAS:  Failure to train enough doctors & nurses is costing the NHS money and undermining patient care

People should be more involved in decisions about the medicines they take to ensure they get the best outcomes from them, says NICE in new guidance

New agreement with Monitor to deliver better patient care

New laws for more open & safe NHS care come into force

Formal launch of MyNHS

Scottish NHS safety drive

Statement on our systemic investigation into quality of NHS investigations of avoidable harm

Spot checks reveal no systemic concerns about patient care in Welsh hospitals

New candour proposals for care

Preventing harm to people with drug allergies

Award Winning Cycle to Work Scheme