NHS England and NHS Improvement have launched a new strategy on patient safety today. The strategy aims to be the ‘golden thread’ running through healthcare and sets out what the NHS will do to continuously improve patient safety.
One of the enduring legacies of the RCP Future Hospital Programme is the chief registrar scheme, about to begin its fourth year. Dr Aarij Shahid Siddiqui, RCP chief registrar 2017–18, joined the UK-wide national scheme in 2017 as a senior trainee specialising in gastroenterology at Cardiff and Vale University Health board.
The RCP has welcomed the publication of the Interim NHS People Plan, saying that this is a step in the right direction for the workforce. However, the Treasury must work to support NHS staff starting with addressing the current challenges around pensions.
The Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is calling on the consultant workforce to complete our Ward Rounds 2019 survey, which is used to influence government, support workforce planning, and contribute to national health policy.