Sir Bruce Keogh to advise medical messaging app Medic Bleep
The former medical director for NHS England will act as an advisor for Medic Creations, the creator of secure instant messaging app Medic Bleep.
NHS 111 increased ambulance call-outs
NHS 111 increased the use of ambulances in England during its first year of operation, a new study shows.
The next leader of the NHS
EHI doesn’t do speculative pieces on who may get NHS top jobs, says editor Jon Hoeksma. But if it was to make an exception, it would be for the very top job, a successor for Sir David Nicholson…
All trusts rated by 2015
All NHS trusts will have an ‘Ofsted-style’ rating by the end of 2015 under new hospital inspection plans announced by the Care Quality Commission.
Keogh announces new mortality measure
The UK will become the first country in the world to create a national measure of avoidable deaths, NHS England’s medical director says.
Keogh issues death rates warning
NHS England’s medical director has warned against using two statistical indicators to claim that 14 trusts killed thousands of patients; although none are providing consistently good care.
Surgeons’ performance data published
The first round of individual surgeon’s performance data has been published today on NHS Choices.
Roger Taylor, director of research at Dr Foster, asks how so many Bolton patients came to be coded as having a sepsis diagnosis; and what other trusts can learn from the experience.
NHS CB tries to spot further Mid Staffs’
The NHS Commissioning Board has ordered an immediate inquiry into the five hospitals that show up as outliers on the NHS’ current mortality indicator.