2010 to 2015 government policy: patient safety

May 22, 2015

Source:  Department of Health

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Date of publicationMay 2015

Publication type:  Policy paper

In a nutshell: This policy paper, published on 7 May 2015, shows the policy of the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government.

Length of Publication:  1 web page

Nurse leadership and patient safety

August 31, 2012

Source: BMJ News and Articles

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Date of publication: August 2012

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell:  After increasing concern about the quality of patient care in the NHS, the UK government has called for improved nurse leadership and ward management. The Royal College of Nursing’s response higlighted the experience ward sisters already have which can provide expert leadership to the team, and that they should be equipped to supervise and develop the wider workforce. This response highlights the point that safer care for patients for more local ownership of local problems and the need for effective leadership at all levels of the organisation, rather than shows statements from government .

Some important notes:  This article is available in full text to all NHS Staff using Athens, for more information about accessing full text follow this link to find your local NHS Library