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NHS England Patient Safety Alert

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29 Aug 2014

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh have today offered support to NHS England after a patient safety alert was issued as part of their ongoing work to improve the social care patients receive as they are discharged from hospital.

RCSEd President Ian Ritchie said:

"We have been working for over 500 years to uphold surgical standards to ensure that patient safety is assured. It is vital that patients receive the highest standards of care during a handover or discharge and surgeons must take lead in identifying and eradicating any problems encountered. This is why I will be calling on our 11,000  members in England to provide NHS England with examples of successful local initiatives, as well as their views on how processes can be improved.”

For further information visit the NHS England website.

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