March 2014 Archive

"Sign up to Safety" to halve NHS serious mistakes and save lives

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I welcome the announcement by the Health Secretary, reported by the BBC earlier this week under the banner "Sign up to Safety", to reduce the number of serious mistakes in hospitals over the next three years. More …

NHS complaints system 'hopelessly complicated'

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I was not surprised to hear on the BBC headlines this morning that Healthwatch England has branded the NHS complaints system as hopelessly complicated. More …

Increasing number of patients moved around hospitals at night

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This is the finding of a Freedom of Information request by the The Times which found that 195,372 patients across 58 Trusts in England were transferred between clinical areas between the hours of 11 pm and 6 am in 2013. This is a 17% increase since 2009 More …

More women have free breast screening in Portsmouth

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The Portsmouth News comments on the increasing number of women taking advantage of free breast screening in the Portsmouth area. More …

Next week is World Glaucoma Week

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The 6th World Glaucoma Week is due to take place on 9 to 15 March 2014 in order to raise global awareness of this condition. More …