New standards put patient safety at the heart of medical education and training

February 20, 2015

Source: General Medical Council

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Date of publication: January 2015

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In a nutshell:  The General Medical Council (GMC) has launched a consultation on new standards which will create a single set of standards for organisations delivering medical education and training across the UK. The standards are designed to make sure that fairness and patients’ safety, experience and quality of care lie at the core of teaching and training. The standards would include a requirement for organisations to promote and encourage a culture that reflects on and learns from mistakes, incidents and near misses. The consultation closes on 24 March 2015.

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NHS England publishes Never Events Policy Framework Review consultation online

October 29, 2014

Source:  NHS England

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Date of publication:  October 2014

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In a nutshell: NHS England has published the Never Events Policy Framework Review consultation. The consultation will help to show what needs to be done, and by whom, to prevent never events. Part of the review will also consider financial penalties for never events, and how this might be included in the NHS Standard Contract for 2015/16. The review is focusing on five key issues: the purpose, definition, list of, management, and application of learning from never events. The overall aim of the review is to keep patient safety as a focus for action, and to foster a culture which aims to share learning and improve, rather than to blame and penalise.

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