Interest grows in new approach to measuring patient safety

Source:  Nursing Times

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Date of publication:  June 2013

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell:

In an interview with the Nursing Times, the new national director for patient safety, Mike Durkin, has said that frontline nurses and healthcare professionals should have more responsibility for ensuring the services they provide are safe. He has taken up the role of director of patient safety in the chief nursing officer’s directorate at NHS England following the NHS reforms. Dr Durkin said all staff working in a healthcare environment should see themselves as healthcare professionals, whether they have clinical training or not, and take responsibility for making sure care is safe.

Length of Publication:  1 web page

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