First National Survey Seeking NHS Staff Views On Improvement And Innovation Launches This Week

May 18, 2009

The NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement launches its first National Innovation and Improvement Survey. Created in partnership with strategic health authorities, the survey offers all NHS staff in the UK an opportunity to influence the national innovation agenda.

The survey has been designed to provide insight into the current challenges faced by frontline NHS staff and better understand what they need to improve patient care. It will give staff the opportunity to feedback on what improvement approaches they are already using, and suggest new ideas about how innovation in the NHS should be encouraged. The results will be used by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement and SHAs to prioritise innovation programmes for development over the course of 2010.
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Healthcare Commission Issues Hygiene Code Improvement Notice To Ashford And St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust

December 30, 2008

Trust failing over mattress cleaning and decontamination of equipment at Ashford Hospital

The Healthcare Commission announced that it has issued an improvement notice to the Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust, requiring changes to its infection control practices.

The Commission found the trust was in breach of the hygiene code, which sets out 11 mandatory duties for NHS trusts to reduce and control healthcare-associated infections.
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Healthcare Commission Issues Hygiene Code Improvement Notice To Ashford And St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust

June 23, 2008

Trust failing over mattress cleaning and decontamination of equipment at Ashford Hospital

The Healthcare Commission announced that it has issued an improvement notice to the Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust, requiring changes to its infection control practices.

The Commission found the trust was in breach of the hygiene code, which sets out 11 mandatory duties for NHS trusts to reduce and control healthcare-associated infections.
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