Follow the money: financial incentives for CCGs

If you’re curious about what incentives might be guiding the new health system, this update from the NHS Commissioning Board provides some essential context: “Financial incentives (quality premium) will be paid to all CCGs that improve or achieve on four … Continue reading

Hospital blunders investigated by Melanie Hall

Help Me Investigate user Melanie Hall has been using Freedom of Information requests to look at ‘hospital blunders’: serious untoward incidents (SUIs) and ‘never events’. She reports: “Surgeons operating on the wrong side of the body, swabs left inside patients after … Continue reading