Safety strategy needed in NHS to stop injuries to staffBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7420.890-e (Published 16 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:890
- Zosia Kmietowicz
Better and more well coordinated safety strategies are needed in the NHS to prevent accidents among staff that currently cost the health service more than £170m ($282m; €242m) a year, says the public spending watchdog, the Public Accounts Committee.
In 20012 more than 135 000 accidents were reported among NHS staff; this figure was described by the chairman of the committee as a “substantial increase” on previous years.
Accidents to NHS staff lead to staff shortages and increased workloads, both …