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  • Jeremy Hunt 2014

    Hunt to force trusts to publish avoidable deaths data


    Jeremy Hunt will introduce new regulation to force NHS trusts from March 2017 to estimate and publish how many of its deaths might have been preventable He was responding to today’s CQC deaths review, and said he was accepting all its recommendations Avidable death data to be published quarterly

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    Trusts will be asked to rate avoidability of deaths by 2017


    NHS trusts will be asked to rate adult inpatient deaths on a scale of one to six of avoidability New national mortality case record review to be rolled out “across the NHS” by autumn 2017 Review programme includes online data collection that will allow local “insight” from the data to be “shared

  • Vincent argent

    An apprentice medical school: the solution to NHS workforce woes


    There has to be a new approach to training doctors to produce skilled practical medical practitioners required by the NHS

  • Jeremy Hunt

    Exclusive: Hunt's 'avoidable deaths' data subject to major delays


    High profile commitment to publish trust level avoidable deaths data subject to major delay Original tender for national work was not awarded and alternative project will not begin until next year Department of Health and NHS Improvement declined to provide a timeline for trust level data A high

  • Dark hospital corridor

    CQC: Night staff should be allowed rests to ensure safety


    CQC says NHS trusts must consider best practice guidelines on rest at night for hospital staff Inquest heard trainee at Norfolk and Norwich Hospital crashed his car after probably falling asleep following night shifts NHS trusts should comply with guidelines on allowing doctors and nurses to rest

  • hospital

    Exclusive: Patients at risk as doctors forced to work without rest at night


    Hundreds of junior doctors respond to survey revealing they are actively discouraged from sleeping at night Evidence-based guidelines produced in 2006 recommended doctors be allowed to nap to safeguard patients Guy’s and St Thomas’ FT sleep specialist says the issue affects all staff working at

  • Jeremy Hunt 2014

    Hunt: Trusts to start publishing avoidable mortality rates this month


    Jeremy Hunt tells international summit that avoidable rates for each trusts will be published this month Mr Hunt says push for openness and “no blame” culture part of NHS learning from incidents Experts have previously warned avoidable mortality rates for trusts would be “meaningless” NHS

  • Doctors meeting

    Royal colleges wade into junior contract talks


    Six royal colleges and 15 medical associations warn of “long term damage” without negotiated deal Private letter sent in support of a deal as Acas talks continue Government warned against spreading resources “more thinly” Both sides in the junior doctors’ contract dispute have been urged to reach

  • Kailash Chand

    It is high time we stopped dying for a drink


    Kailash Chand puts a question mark on the historical cultural acceptability of alcohol in view of the healthcare admissions, illnesses and trauma it causes

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    HSJ Local

    London trust hires ex-RCP boss as interim chief


    Former Royal College of Physicians chief executive Patricia Wright is to take over as interim chief executive of Hounslow and Richmond Community Trust.