Healthcare associated infections
Robbie's Law-duty of candour petition
TomsAnguish which is a dedicated website to our beloved husband, father and grandfather who had been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia 6 months prior to ending up firstly on the A. & E. Ward at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield - 7/1/06 to then dying in less than peaceful circumstances on the Palliative Care ward at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield - 11/1/06 :-
NHS Complaints procedure
Legislation and guidance relating to the new NHS complaints procedure. The previous legislation and guidance is available as a historical record. There is also information on how to complain for members of the public as well as on the process of reform and training for NHS staff.
Load of old crap but all there is.
When someone develops an infection at a hospital or other patient care facility that they did not have prior to treatment, this is referred to as a healthcare-associated (sometimes hospital-acquired) infection
ICAS-Independent Complaints advocacy Service
The National Health Service (NHS) works hard to treat everyone properly and promptly and most people using the health service are happy with their treatment. But sometimes things can go wrong.
If you are unhappy with the service you or others have received from a hospital, doctor, dentist, local surgery or any other NHS service, you can complain about it.
You have a right to have your concerns investigated and to receive a full reply.
Not a lot of use.
PALS-Patient Advice and Liaison Service
- Provide you with information about the NHS and help you with any other health-related enquiry
- Help resolve concerns or problems when you are using the NHS
- Provide information about the NHS complaints procedure and how to get independent help if you decide you may want to make a complaint
- Provide you with information and help introduce you to agencies and support groups outside the NHS
- Inform you about how you can get more involved in your own healthcare and the NHS locally
- Improve the NHS by listening to your concerns, suggestions and experiences and ensuring that people who design and manage services are aware of the issues you raise
- Provide an early warning system for NHS Trusts and monitoring bodies by identifying problems or gaps in services and reporting them.
- About as useful as a chocolate teapot.
The NHS Constitution
The Handbook to the NHS Constitution is here to give NHS staff and patients all the information you need about the NHS Constitution in one place. It acts as a guide to:
- patients’ rights and pledges
- responsibilities of patients and the public and staff
- staff rights and NHS pledges to its staff
At the back of this Handbook is an appendix, which outlines the legal source for both the patient and staff rights in the NHS Constitution.
- Download The handbook to the NHS Constitution for England -updated 8 December 2009 (PDF, 643K)
GMC Patients Help (piss poor but all there is)
The GMC has developed an interactive guide called Patients' help, for patients who are considering making a complaint about a doctor to the GMC.
An interesting slant on Psychiatric medicine
NHS Justice Group
Informative, supportive and campaigning.
Cue Sport group
For those interested in Pool/Billiards