This article discusses concerns around the new partnership between the NHS and Amazon Alexa. Some within the NHS are worried that the partnership lacks a “concerning” amount of information around data protection, patient confidentiality and safety.
This strategy collection describes how the NHS will continuously aim to improve patient safety, building on the foundations of a safer culture and safer systems.
A fresh drive to improve patient safety across the NHS will see patients able to log concerns about their care via a new digital service accessible through their smartphone.
Australia could save $1.5 billion a year on health spending by improving the safety of patient care in hospitals. Safer hospital care doesn’t just reduce harm to patients, it also saves money for taxpayers.
A conversation with Stephen Duckett on his latest report. Australia could save $1.5 billion a year on health spending by improving the safety of patient care. Safer hospital care doesn’t just reduce harm to patients, it saves money for taxpayers and frees up beds so...
Failure to follow up abnormal test results is an important patient safety issue and requires urgent attention.
This review examined the evidence of risks to patient safety in primary healthcare and the effectiveness of interventions to minimise risks.
It found an increased risk of harm was associated with patient factors such as age or co-morbidities, and reduced risk was associated with...