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East Lancashire health chiefs pledge more openness
8:00pm Monday 12th August 2013 in News
HEALTH chiefs have pledged to be more ‘transparent’ with patients, following recommendations for a major culture change within the NHS.
Professor Don Berwick, who was tasked to conduct a root-and-branch review of English hospitals, this week called for a new culture of openness.
Dr Ian Stanley, deputy medical director at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “We are one of a number of North West hospitals who want to be open and transparent with our patients and have been involved in the NHS Transparency Project since January 2012.
“As part of this project we have made a commitment to publish a set of patient outcomes, patient experience and staff experience measures on a regular basis.
“The trust is also currently in the process of signing up to the new Nursing Times’ campaign; Speak Out Safely (SOS) which aims to help bring about an NHS that is not only honest and transparent but also actively encourages staff to raise the alarm and protects them when they do so.”
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