Good news for Lancashire hospital patients in our home county as the Lancashire clinical commissioning group (CCG) has been given the stamp of approval by NHS England following recent inspections.
Quality care reduces risks
The ideal situation for any commissioning group is to enable a very good standard of care across all trusts they oversee. Patient safety and satisfaction is the number one priority for NHS England and Lancashire’s CCG has managed to uphold this in its most recent inspection.
Provision of quality care which meets (and hopefully exceeds) standards by the NHS is a big step towards limiting instances of medical negligence. Well organised trusts will have motivated staff working appropriate hours supported by a well portioned budget; a perfect example of keeping patients safe and minimising risks.
The chief officer of Lancashire CCG (Mr Mike Maguire)commented on the rating, saying “we are delighted to have received the good standard for our CCG, which is testament to the progress we continue to make to provide the best possible health and social care for residents of Lancashire”.
He also went on to speak of the next step on the ladder of exceeding targets to gain an “outstanding” rating in future inspections, stating “to achieve an outstanding rating, there are areas that we need to strengthen including A&E waiting times and delivering a four hour standard”.
Dealing with negligence
While Lancahsire CCG has been given its rating of “good”, many other CCGs in England need to up their standards to ensure patients are being treated quickly and properly. Medical negligence can be crippling to many involved including the costs of investigations by CCGs as well as the lives affected when a doctor prescribes the wrong medication, makes a mistake during an operation or fails to spot a particular problem in a patient.
Scott Rees & Co’s medical negligence arm has seen first hand the result of underperforming trusts who do not have well organised staffing procedures or funding as rises in medical negligence claims in the UK continue to take place (heavily affected by budget restraints by the government).
The staff at Scott Rees & Co are happy to hear our local CCG is performing a good job and limiting medical accidents to local residents, but hope other counties also follow suit of this good example in managing a good service with fewer medical injuries across the country.
If you or a family member have experienced an instance of medical negligence including…
- Misdiagnosis of injuries
- Incorrect prescriptions
- Injuries caused during an operation
- Mistreatment in care
… or any other issue caused by a medical professional then you can seek assistance with Scott Rees & Co. We have a team of medical negligence specialists able to help get the best outcome for you.
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