Funding boost for regulation of digital mental health tools
RESEARCH into the regulation of digital mental health tools in the UK has been given a £1.8 million funding boost by the charity Wellcome.
New guides to help surgeons defend against negligence claims
NEW best practice guides to documenting common surgical procedures aim to help NHS teams in England defend against claims of negligence or poor practice.
Government calls for GP appointments within two weeks
PATIENTS in England needing a GP appointment should get one within two weeks, according to new government plans.
Scheme to reduce hospital admissions extended across Scotland
A SCHEME designed to reduce hospital admissions by delivering antibiotic treatments in people’s homes or outpatient clinics is to be rolled out across Scotland.
Burnout in doctors doubles risk of patient safety incidents, new study finds
PATIENT safety incidents are twice as likely to happen if a doctor is suffering symptoms of burnout, a new global study has found.
Positive results for friends and family tests
THE vast majority of patient responses to the healthcare “friends and family test” (FFT) were positive, latest figures from NHS England show.
Call for new patient safety commissioners across UK
PATIENT safety commissioners should be appointed in each UK country to reduce risks in health and social care, according to a new report.
NHS to move away from blame culture in patient safety incidents
THE NHS should focus on learning from patient safety incidents rather than looking to blame individuals, according to a major new piece of guidance.
Diagnosis and prescribing key negligence risk areas, report shows
IMPROVING diagnosis and prescribing processes are key to achieving better patient outcomes in general practice, a report from NHS Resolution has found.
Majority of symptomatic Covid-19 patients still infectious after five days
TWO-THIRDS of symptomatic Covid-19 patients are still infectious five days after their symptoms begin, according to the first “real-world” study into the disease onset.