Healthcare Brief November 2016

Welcome to the latest edition of Healthcare Brief.

In this special edition focusing on patient safety, Denise Chaffer, Director of Safety and Learning at the NHS Litigation Authority (NHS LA) shares her personal reflections with my colleague, Christopher Malla. Their discussion covers a number of key issues including what ‘good patient safety’ looks like, the role of the NHS LA and effective leadership. The interview provides a real insight into patient safety issues and we are very grateful to Denise for her time.

In this issue

Special feature

Patient safety: an interview with Denise Chaffer

Denise Chaffer, Director of Safety and Learning at the NHS Litigation Authority (NHS LA), has shared her personal reflections on patient safety and the NHS LA’s aims regarding patient safety with Kennedys’ Healthcare Partner, Christopher Malla.
 
Market insights

A summary of key developments including the small claims track limit, fixed recoverable costs, safer maternity care, healthcare safety investigations, AvMA patient safety proposals, guidance on consent for treatment and the government’s cyber security strategy.

International feature

Patient safety: the role of inquests in Hong Kong

We review the part played by inquests in improving patient care in Hong Kong and set out examples of recommendations made at inquests to promote safe practices.