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Innovation from industry – what can we learn to improve patient safety?

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Iain Smith 31 March 2014
Last week the Secretary of State for Health delivered a speech on how safety would be improved in the NHS and bold pledges were made to reduce avoidable harm. Patient safety has long been a priority f...
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Don’t give up on me, baby (aka how to halve avoidable injury)

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Jennifer Dixon 27 March 2014
Imagine having a normal pregnancy, only to have a difficult birth ending in a damaged baby. Imagine the damage was preventable, if only the obstetric care had been better. Your baby would not recover,...
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A turning point for patient safety?

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Jo Bibby 26 March 2014
Fifteen years ago I was involved in developing a performance assessment framework for the NHS – an attempt to provide the public with a rounded analysis of their local NHS bodies. At the time, w...
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Please stop trying to involve me in my healthcare

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Adrian Sieff 18 March 2014
In 1948, the government introduced legislation which put a duty on estate agents to involve people in the purchase or rental of their houses, preventing the agent from entering into legally binding pu...
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How to cause more hurt

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Martin Bromiley 10 March 2014
James Titcombe is a name that is becoming increasingly familiar to many of you I suspect. James’s son died at Morecombe, and has been the subject of a number of investigations. Last week the Pa...
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