Appetite for patient safety in England falls behind that in the rest of the UK, conference hearsBMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e3884 (Published 31 May 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3884
- Matthew Limb
The NHS in England needs to rediscover its zeal for making healthcare safer because energy for the cause has “dissipated,” a leading health improvement expert has said.
Stephen Thornton, chief executive of the Health Foundation, told the Patient Safety Congress 2012 in Birmingham on 29 May that there was a “problem” with patient safety in England compared with the rest of the UK.
He said he could not see the same passion of a decade ago which stemmed from a “real sense of moral outrage” over care deficiencies and took its cue from inspiring national leadership in the NHS.
He said more effective coordination was to be found in Wales, …