A year on from the hard-hitting Francis Report, Tony Yeaman and Emlyn Williams of Weightmans LLP review the NHS response to date, and outline an approach for boards to meet new guidelines

If we want to see real improvements to patient safety following the care failings at Mid Staffordshire, then health leaders must act decisively, urges the Patients Association

What does the government's initial response to the Francis report mean for the future of patient care?

The NHS in Scotland has been brave to admit failures in its healthcare system and address these with a commitment to deliver safe care for every patient – with impressive results to date

Walsall Hospitals NHS Trust is turning its attention towards the ‘preventable’ condition of pressure ulcers, which costs the NHS ten of millions of pounds each year in wasted resources

Joel Haspel, CEO, Sentient Health, looks at the issues relating to poor stock control and the significant impact it can have on patient safety and cancelled procedures

1000 Lives Plus is a new national programme to improve patient safety and reduce avoidable harm across NHS Wales

The Association for Perioperative Practice reports on the introduction and benefits of the Safer Surgery Checklist and the Patient Safety First campaign.

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust’s director of nursing and patient safety Sue Smith and her executive colleagues provide a leadership and cultural environment where patient safety is top of the agenda

We look at what took place at the Patient Safety Congress – the premier patient safety event in the UK – last month

Hand hygiene is considered one of the most cost effective interventions to reduce HCAIs, argues the National Patient Safety Agency

Hands are one of the main ways that infections can be spread, so keeping them clean is essential, says the National Patient Safety Agency

How can you write a business case for ‘common sense’? asks Melinda Lyons, Lyons Evolution

The AfPP reports on the introduction and benefits of the Safer Surgery Checklist and the Patient Safety First (PSF) campaign