Living well with frailty

Tom Wright

The first challenge in talking about frailty is deciding exactly what it means. This was how one person responded to finding the word on their wife’s notes: ‘A few years ago my wife got discharg...

A summit for safer care

Jo Bibby

Last April, at the BMJ International Quality Forum, we launched one of our most popular reports to date. It flew off our stands, all copies were gone by lunchtime on the first day and repeat ord...

Watching quality

Dr Jennifer Dixon

In the last year or so you might think that quality in the NHS has been scrutinised more than at any other time since 1948. With reports from Francis, Don Berwick, the CQC and the Keogh Review, and...