NEW INTERNATIONAL TASKFORCE TO ADVISE NHS STAFF ON PATIENT SAFETY

“International experts are being asked to form a taskforce to advise NHS staff on ways to help keep their patients safe from harm.”

Following the Francis Report on the recent crisis at the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, world experts in the cultures and processes of keeping people safe have been asked to advise the NHS in England on how to prevent patients being harmed while receiving healthcare.

The National Advisory Group on the Safety of Patients in England will be chaired by Professor Donald Berwick, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, an organisation that Prof Berwick co-founded and led as President and CEO for 18 years.

Members of the international group have been invited for their areas of expertise and interest covering all aspects of the culture and processes of minimising patient harm, healthcare management and nursing to sociology, psychology and the mobilisation of change.”

Source: extract from ‘igovbulletin’ March 2013 issue from www.publicsectorcommunications.org

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