Putting Patients First

Putting Patients First

An initiative for the new NHS, intended to unplug the paternalistic view of patient management and give patients broader and more informed choices in life and death matters, such as: wider choice of location for treatment (e.g., closer to home, better record of cleanliness or shorter wait times); services that put patient needs first, listen to their advice and opinions, explain what their treatment or care will entail and minimise delays and complications; better information as to what services are offered at any given hospital or provider, including how clean its wards are and the extent of its non-medical facilities (canteen and parking availability); and healthcare professionals who are better informed as to the health of local populations, and what patients think when buying or providing services.
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I think it is not putting patients first, I think this will be highly unsafe for patients," she said.
Testing would give a pretext for sidelining doctors who follow the old-time ethics of putting patients first, not the population or herd, and who do not slavishly follow bureaucratically established protocols.
The Astellas commercial s objective is to raise visibility and awareness of the Company by highlighting its strengths as a pharmaceutical company rooted in innovative science with a corporate culture of putting patients first.
We have already a Director of Nursing, a Deputy Director of Nursing, Community Matrons, these nurses should be putting patients first and ensuring high quality of care is provided on wards and through the community setting, not wasting money
All organizations signing this consensus framework have reaffirmed today that putting patients first is of prime importance, so that all interactions have one common objective and truly benefit the ones that really matter: the patients".
I will continue to spend 30 minutes or more being a social service, doing a bit of optometry and putting patients first, and doing CET through gritted teeth.
Extending its brief to neurology and neurosurgery would make sense at every level, not least putting patients first which all political parties are wont to claim is their priority.
He will tell the King's Fund think-tank: "We have improved care across the board by putting patients first and their needs in the driving seat.
They weathered union busting tactics by putting patients first and shouldering their burdens collectively to demand a voice for their working conditions.
We are putting patients first and want people to know we are doing things differently.
Everybody liked the philosophy of putting patients first and profits second.
announced the seven recipients of the fifth annual Putting Patients First grant program.