The Christie NHS Foundation Trust prides itself on patient safety; so it was quick to respond when aspects of its radiology procedures came into question, as Paul Curran reports.
Hawking calls for action on A&E info
A GP is to report her concerns about the IT used to generate reports for GPs on accident and emergency attendances to the National Patient Safety Agency.
Never events list demands wristbands
All organisations providing NHS care will be required to provide their patients with standardised printed wristbands or risk not being paid for procedures.
Hospitals still failing on wristbands
Several major hospitals are failing to generate and print standardised wristbands for their patients.
Coding for Success makes slow progress
A review of the impact of a report calling for the wider use of coding and tracking technologies in the NHS has concluded that “overall progress has been a little slower than expected.”
Great Ormond Street barcodes wristbands
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust has rolled out barcoded wristbands from Dakota Healthcare. The wristband system, which fully integrates with the trust’s existing iSoft iPM patient administration system, and is GS1 standard compliant, provides patient verification including NHS Number, hospital identification number, patient name and date of birth. The trust said that […]
Trusts ‘ignore patient safety alerts’
A patient safety charity has alleged that around three quarters of NHS trusts have failed to comply with at least one patient safety alert issued by the National Patient Safety Agency.
DH mandates incident reporting
The Department of Health has confirmed that it will end the voluntary system for reporting patient safety incidents to the National Patient Safety Agency. Instead, it will make it mandatory for all NHS trusts in England, including hospitals, primary care trusts, mental health services and ambulance services to report instances of harm or death to […]
Barcoded wristbands compulsory by 2011
The Information Standards Board for Health and Social Care has called for patients to wear barcoded wristbands and for trusts that do not comply by July 2011 to be penalised. An advanced notification of a new information standard has been sent out by the ISB that would define the procedures necessary to add barcodes to patient wristbands […]
Third of trusts miss wristband deadline
The National Patient Safety Agency has admitted that almost a third of NHS acute trusts in England and Wales have failed to meet the requirement to generate and print standardised patient wristbands. The NPSA has issued statistics to E-Health Insider that show that more than three months after the deadline passed in July, only 70% of NHS […]