Health and safety in the NHS

April 30, 2014

Source:  British Journal of Nursing 23/2 pp112-113

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Date of publication:  January-February 2014

Publication type:  Journal article

In a nutshell:  Each year, accidents at work cost the NHS a large amount of money. The most common cause of claim for compensation faced by the NHS is for accidents that are due to avoidable slips and falls. In the first of a series, this article on health and safety law sets out the duties imposed on NHS organisations and their employees.

Length of Publication:  2 pages

Some important notes:  Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.


Improving patient safety: how can the legal profession help

June 28, 2011

Source: Clinical Risk Volume 17 Issue 3

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Date of publication: May 2011

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: This article looks the legal profession and the lessons it can learn from adverse events.  It also calls for the NHSLA to audit the lessons to find correlations between the events, the professionals and the Trusts to find out the lessons that can be learned here.

Length of publication: 4 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.