NHS urged to halve serious mistakes and save 6,000 lives


The BBC report “Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is urging the NHS in England to reduce the number of serious mistakes being made and save 6,000 lives over the next three years. Mr Hunt said NHS trusts should draw up plans to halve “avoidable harm” such as medication errors, blood clots and bedsores by 2016-17.

He says this could stop a third of the preventable deaths in the coming years – equivalent to 6,000 lives saved. The trusts that take action will get reduced premiums for insurance cover. The push – called Sign up to Safety – will be voluntary and reliant on individual trusts identifying how many mistakes they make and coming up with plans to reduce them by half.”

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