Month: February 2019

GMB Members Working at BSUH Royal Alexandra’s Paediatrics Theatres Vote Overwhelmingly to Take Action Over Changes to On-Call Policy

What a very clear and loud refusal this is of the Trust’s approach of batting off real staff anxieties by trying to placate very concerned GMB members through the use of empty promises and pointless rhetoric, says GMB Southern. GMB Nurses and HCA’s working at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital have returned figures of 100% …

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Patient Safety Alert: Wrong Selection of Orthopaedic Fracture Fixation Plates

A directive alert has been jointly issued with the British Orthopaedic Association on the risk of harm from the wrong selection of plates used for fixation of fractures. About this Alert A variety of fracture fixation plates are used in orthopaedic surgery including dynamic compression plates (DC plates) and reconstruction plates. These plates have different …

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Another Patient Dies After Contracting Infection at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Hospital

A patient has died after contracting a bacterial infection in a hospital in Paisley, marking the fifth infection-control death at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHS GGC). Image credit – Alex Mcnaughton The death occurred at Royal Alexandra Hospital where the patient was seriously ill due to an underlying condition and bacterial infection was one …

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Five Pregnant Women Deaths in 18 Months Sparks Birmingham Trust Investigation

NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals Trust (SWBH) will investigation the deaths, two of which have happened in the past four months. The trust’s chief executive Toby Lewis revealed the investigation in order to “learn from these tragedies,” and said SWBH was keen to find improvements in not anticipating errors. The hospital trust incorporates two …

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HCPC Appoints New Chair of Council

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) has announced the appointment of Christine Elliott as its Chair. Currently, Christine is the Senior Independent Director on the College of Policing Board, where she has chaired the Regulatory Consultative Group and Audit and Risk Committees. She is an independent member of the Editors’ Code of Practice Committee …

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Report Calls for NHS Workforce Culture To Be Measured and Reported to the CQC and NHS Improvement

Culture unmasked at the best and worst performing NHS hospital trusts Culture in the NHSPulse report 2018 A report published by Pulse UK, finds stark trends in the workforce culture of the best and worst performing hospital trusts. Key findings include staff at ‘inadequate’ hospital trusts being 20% less likely to believe their trust prioritises patient …

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