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HSIB report highlights safety risks in delayed diagnosis and treatment of cauda equina syndrome (CES)

United Kingdom - August 23 2021 The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) has published its national learning report, Timely detection and treatment of cauda equina syndrome…

Learning from Litigation Claims - GIRFT and NHS Resolution’s new guide for NHS trust managers and staff

United Kingdom - May 7 2021 Getting it Right First Time (GIRFT), the national programme working to improve NHS medical care, has collaborated with the NHS defence organisation…

Valproate Update: Government’s full response to IMMDS Review means medical negligence claims are victims’ only hope of redress

United Kingdom - July 26 2021 The government has now published its full response to the recommendations of the July 2020 IMMDS Review report, ‘First Do No Harm’, into safety…

Minor illness or major concern? - do I need a doctor or Pharmacy First?

United Kingdom - March 5 2020 With GPS under increasing pressure, the NHS Long Term Plan aims to increase pharmacists’ powers so that they can offer one-to-one appointments and…

Annabel Barons.

HSIB says NHS must do more to reduce the risk of wrong patient surgery in outpatient settings

United Kingdom - June 4 2021 Patient safety investigator, HSIB, has recommended that NHS England and NHS Improvement review the risks relating to patient identification in…