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First Do No Harm: a hard-hitting review

Kate Woodhead RGN DMS discusses the harrowing findings of a review by Baroness Cumberlege into the harm caused to patients and lessons that must be learnt. She highlights the important patient safety findings that the NHS must now address.

Kate Woodhead RGN DMS discusses the harrowing findings of a review by Baroness Cumberlege into the harm caused to patients and lessons that must be learnt. She highlights some of the important patient safety findings that are a must read for all those working in healthcare.

A recent report which represents two year’s work by Baroness Cumberlege is some of the most harrowing and appalling reportage I have ever read of failings in the delivery and follow up of care in the NHS. It documents the severe suffering caused by three treatments and the pain and suffering experienced by the patients, most of whom were women, for years without being heard. The three interventions are:

The report is critical of the healthcare system as ‘disjointed, siloed, unresponsive and defensive’ and highlights the need to change medical care to include more pre-market testing, post-market surveillance and long-term monitoring of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. 

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