The "never events" include people having operations on the wrong part of their body or "foreign objects" left inside them.Read the full story ›
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An 18-month review looking at ways to cut waste and enhance efficiency in the NHS, has found improving staff productivity by five minutes every shift could save £280 million a year.
The review, by efficiency expert Lord Carter, also found that with better procurement, the NHS could save £700 million every year.
The report added: "A sample of 22 trusts use 30,000 suppliers, 20,000 different product brands, over 400,000 manufacturer products codes and more than 7,000 people are able to place orders."
My experience of the NHS and hospitals internationally is that high-quality patient care and sound financial management go hand in hand.
"To improve the quality of care, hospitals must grasp resources more effectively, especially staff, which account for more than 60p of every pound hospitals spend.
The report comes as a separate study from the National Audit Office (NAO) found that in 2014 there was an overall staffing shortfall of around 5.9% in the NHS, equating to a gap of around 50,000 clinical staff.
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A comprehensive 18-month efficiency report into how the service can be improved found billions wasted on variations in care and finances.Read the full story ›
A doctor who said he was subjected to a 12-year "witch hunt" after exposing safety concerns in the NHS has been awarded £1.22m in damages.Read the full story ›