Berwick report on patient safety in the NHS (UK)

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Following the Francis report into the breakdown of care in the NHS system in Mid Staffordshire hospitals, David Cameron requested Don Berwick a renowned international patient safety expert to form an advisory group, to guide the changes required within the NHS to ensure patient safety. The Berwick report describes some of those problems¬†(view report). Among… Read more »

WHO reinstates Amphotericin B and flucytosine on the Essential medicines List

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¬†A Manchester doctor believes the lives of tens of thousands of people worldwide who develop a deadly type of fungal meningitis could now be saved thanks to a U- turn by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Professor David Denning, who is recognised as an international expert in infectious and fungal diseases, has campaigned with others… Read more »