Whilst this is a distinctly un-snappy title it’s a REALLY important piece of work!
I have been part of a team of Patient Safety Partners (PSPs) for around a year working so that this draft can be circulated and Patients views be incorporated. It’s essential that we get an understanding from ALL public and patients that safety is the basis of all treatment in the NHS from Acute hospitals through A&E, clinics and GP surgeries to dentists and pharmacies.
“Do No Harm” is part of the Hippocratic Oath signed up to by all medics and in future there will be a team or individual at all NHS sites within England to ensure that the Framework and Strategy are fully implemented. This covers everything from incorrect prescriptions to Operating Theatre mishaps – so there is a wide scope for discussion.
I’d be happy to talk with anyone about this and I’d ask if you’d distribute widely and encourage feedback.
You can read the whole document here :
And there is an online survey and overview here:
I Look forward to hearing your thoughts.