Patient safety challenges in the NHS

Birmingham Law School's John Tingle reviews three NHS patient safety reports published in recent months.

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Three patient safety reports have been published in recent months which have given the NHS pivotal watershed moments to reflect on its efforts to develop an effective NHS patient safety culture. These reports are by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA),the Independent Investigation Into Maternity and Neonatal Services in East Kent and the CQC (Care Quality Commission).

Both collectively and individually they paint a worrying picture of how far the NHS is in England from developing a proper and effective patient safety culture.

Read John Tingle's full post on the BLS Research blog