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Consultant Physician, Professor Iqbal Singh, has been commissioned by Health Education England to lead on a programme to provide training for safety in the care of older people. Its objective is to safety in hospitals, care homes and the wider community and to uphold values of dignity and respect. With the help of eminent colleagues and experts from this region and far beyond, we will enhance the learning experience of our workforce and improve the care experience of many older people.
Historically the NHS has recognised the need for patient safety and over the last two decades, there have been several reviews, reports and initiatives. However, despite these concentrated efforts over the last 15-20 years, patient safety is still an immense and ongoing challenge for the NHS with over 1.4 million reported incidences per year, with around 50,000 leading to moderate harm in acute hospitals and with a much less clear picture in primary care and communities and social care settings.
The incidence and episodes around avoidable harm can have devastating consequences for patients, their families, for the staff involved in their care and for other agencies involved. The human cost of some of these episodes is immeasurable. Occurrences such as Mid-Staffs have a huge impact on the morale of caring staff, a clear sign that it is time to take action and learn.