Call for 'patient care' classes

A think tank has advised that NHS staff should be required to take classes in ‘patient-centred care’ to ensure that the failings in Mid Staffordshire do not re-occur.

Calls for 'patient care' courses across the NHS

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. Credit: PA

NHS staff should be required to take classes in ‘patient-centred care’ to ensure that the failings in Mid Staffordshire do not re-occur, a think tank has suggested.

A poll found that almost 75% of NHS professionals do not think that patient care is given enough priority in the health service.

A new report from The King's Fund found that two in five staff cited a lack of time or resources as the biggest barrier to increasing quality of care for patients.