Health Education England announces new Board on safety led by Professor Norman Williams

October 1, 2014

Source:  Health Education England

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Date of publication:  August 2014

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell: A new programme to ensure that patient safety is at the heart of how the health and healthcare workforce are trained has been announced by Health Education England (HEE). Patient safety should be the first and most important lesson healthcare workers learn as they train to work in the NHS. HEE has asked recent past President of the Royal College of Surgeons Professor Norman Williams to chair the new initiative with Sir Keith Pearson, Chair of HEE acting as Vice Chair. The HEE Safety Board will start its work later this year and will look to report in the autumn of 2015.

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Guidance on safe nurse staffing levels in the UK

December 22, 2010

Source: Royal College of Nursing (RCN) 

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Date of publication: December 2010

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report seeks to identify what adequate staffing levels are for nurses.  It looks at the consequences for short staffing and the business case for ensuring there are safe staffing levels.

Length of publication: 54 pages