US expert calls for NHS to reach “entirely new and better level” of safety

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 24 April 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f2654
  1. Krishna Chinthapalli
  1. 1BMJ

Donald Berwick will urge the NHS to “bring patient safety and quality to an entirely new and better level” in his forthcoming report to the government. Speaking at the International Forum on Quality & Safety in Healthcare in London on 19 April, he also outlined his personal solutions.

Berwick, former head of Medicare and Medicaid in the United States and co-founder of the Institute of Healthcare Improvement, had been asked by the prime minister to chair an advisory group to advise him on improving the safety of NHS patients.1

Berwick said that the …

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