Press release: New leadership for construction of 40 new hospitals

Natalie Forrest brings a wealth of health, construction and project management experience, most recently as Chief Executive of Chase Farm Hospital Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear set to upgrade mental health and learning disability services and Salford Royal will start work on a new hospital that will include a major trauma centreThe governments commitment to build 40 new hospitals by 2030 has been boosted today by the appointment of Natalie Forrest to oversee the building programme.Forrest has worked in the NHS for over 30 years and is a registered nurse. She most recently led the construction and operationalisation of NHS Nightingale London in response to the pandemic. Alongside…

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COVID-19: guidance for stepdown of infection control precautions within hospitals and discharging COVID-19 patients from hospital to home settings

Published 9 April 2020 Last updated 18 December 2020 + show all updates 18 December 2020 Updated to include information on designated settings and exemption from re-testing. 30 July 2020 Changes to self-isolation policy for all admitted patients to 14 days; updated section 3 to include the provision of written instructions for ongoing isolation when discharging patients. 20 May 2020 Updated guidance (all sections). 23 April 2020 Added clarifications of testing capacity and strategy and re-ordered the page for improved readability. 18 April 2020 Clarified text and reordered sections. 9 April 2020 First published. Source link

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Surgical site infections (SSI) surveillance: NHS hospitals in England

Published 16 December 2013 Last updated 18 December 2020 + show all updates 18 December 2020 Added report and data tables for 2019 to 2020. 20 December 2019 Added 2018 to 2019 report and data tables. 19 December 2018 Added 2017 to 2018 report and NHS Trust tables. 12 December 2017 Added 2016 to 2017 report and NHS Trust tables. 12 December 2016 Added 2015 to 2016 report and NHS Trust tables. 14 December 2015 Added 2014 to 2015 report and NHS Trust tables. 12 December 2014 The following have been added: 'Surveillance of surgical site infections in NHS hospitals in England: 2013 to 2014'; Surgical site infections surveillance:…

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Press release: Build back better: £600 million to upgrade and refurbish NHS hospitals

Part of 1.5 billion capital funding announced by the Prime Minister in the summer to help the NHS build back better Almost 1,800 projects across 178 trusts will tackle urgent maintenance issues by March 2021NHS hospital staff, patients and visitors across all regions in England will benefit from refurbished wards, brand-new electrics and upgraded ventilation systems by next spring, the Health Secretary has announced, as the government invests 600 million to tackle critical maintenance work.The funding has been released to 178 NHS trusts to cover almost 1,800 maintenance projects. The projects are now underway, and will be completed by March 2021.Investment will be targeted towards a range of…

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Press release: £16 million to introduce digital prescribing in hospitals

Digital prescribing systems will replace outdated paper prescriptions, improving patient safety and reducing errors The NHS is on course to eliminate paper prescribing in hospitals and achieve the NHS Long Term Plan commitment to introduce digital prescribing across the entire NHS by 2024More patients and healthcare staff will benefit from single electronic hospital patient records as 16 trusts across England receive a share of nearly 16 million to introduce e-prescribing.These complete, single electronic records have helped improve patient safety across the NHS and save staff time, which they can spend on patients.Instead of relying on handwritten notes and paper medicine charts, staff can now quickly access potentially life-saving…

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Press release: PM confirms £3.7 billion for 40 hospitals in biggest hospital building programme in a generation

In build (4) 1. Midland Metropolitan Hospital Midlands Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust The new Midland Metropolitan hospital will bring together urgent care services from 3 hospitals across the region into one state-of-the-art site, promoting better patient safety and care while ensuring value for money. 2. Cumberland Cancer Hospital North East & Yorkshire North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust To establish a modern oncology hospital with the equipment and facilities to comply with national service specifications, transforming cancer care services for patients across North Cumbria. 3. Royal Liverpool Hospital North West Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Development of a new hospital to replace the…

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Press release: New funding to help hospitals introduce digital prescribing

To mark World Patient Safety Day today, Minister Nadine Dorries confirms 8.7 million to help 7 NHS trusts introduce digital patient records to hospitals E-prescribing has already been rolled out to over 130 NHS trusts The new technology helps the NHS to access patient history and prescribe medication digitally, which can reduce errors by up to 30%More patients and healthcare staff will benefit from single electronic patient records as 7 hospital trusts receive a share of 8.7 million to introduce digital records and e-prescribing, Minister for Patient Safety Nadine Dorries announced today on World Patient Safety Day.The roll-out has already been introduced to over 130 NHS trusts, and…

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