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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"While our main goals have always been putting patients first and maintaining integrity of the program, we also think this exemplifies good governance in implementing a complex initiative passed by the overwhelming majority of Missouri voters."
The management structure at Accord ensures staff concentrate on care, compassion and quality of life - always putting patients first bosses say.
has partnered with AHRA: The Association for Medical Imaging Management in support of the Putting Patients First program, awarding grants dedicated to improving patient care and developing best imaging practices in the areas of CT, MR, Ultrasound, X-ray and Vascular.
Guided by its corporate philosophy, 'Always Putting Patients First,' Sawai markets more than 310 high-quality generic drugs with 760 strengths and reliably delivers them to patients throughout Japan.
"She leads the way in putting patients first for so many reasons."
Is it time for all statutory NHS authorities, particularly BCUHB to be open, honest and publicly commit in the Daily Post to putting patients first in 2019?
They work incredibly hard, always putting patients first and keeping them safe, while delivering the best care possible.
"By expanding Alternative Treatment Center locations in New Jersey, we are putting patients first and ensuring more convenient access to medical marijuana,"said Gov.
In keeping with the goal of putting patients first, the facility offers amenities and resources for families without an institutional feel.
'Our core strategy of putting patients first has reduced clinical research timelines,' said Komathi Stem, founder and CEO of monARC.
"Offering excellent family eye care to the local community by putting patients first, delivering excellent customer service and going the extra mile"
"The HSE clearly shows it is simply not putting people first, not putting patients first, not putting the wellbeing and care of patients to the forefront.