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    Health and Safety News

    Rise in mistakes during medical care

    By Jonathan Brown on September 13, 2016

    Rise in mistakes during medical care

    The number of mistakes being made during medical care is growing, according to new figures. 

    According to NHS data, over the course of a decade there was a 277% increase in “unintentional” damage caused during medical and surgical procedures, rising from 2,193 in 2005, to 6,082 in 2015.

    Unintentional damage includes cuts, perforations and haemorrhages that do not form part of a typical procedure.

    Mistakes caused by ‘pressure’ on NHS

    A rise in the number of hospital attendances caused by “mistakes” during medical care is the product of inadequate staffing and austerity cuts imposed on the NHS, hospital campaigners are warning.

    Speaking to the Daily Mail, the chief executive of charity Action Against Medical Accidents, Peter Walsh, said: “I suspect inadequate staffing and increased pressure at work are also factors.”

    Mr Walsh also voiced concerns about how thorough today’s medical training is.

    Call for an investigation

    The annual figures, released by NHS digital, show readmissions to hospital for ongoing complications that relate to damage sustained during medical procedures.

    While surgery does come with a risk, Mr Walsh says, some errors are avoidable

    He said: “One of the most common mistakes we hear of during laparoscopic surgery is perforation of the bowel. This is very, very serious and can be fatal if not repaired very quickly.”

    A Department of Health spokesman said: “NHS mistakes can lead to human suffering and tragedy.

    “That’s why this government has focused relentlessly on driving up standards through a safer, seven-day NHS, with extra support for staff to speak out honestly when things go wrong, and a tough new watchdog to probe patient incidents – the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch.”

    Source: The Telegraph

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    Date Published: September 13, 2016

    Author: Jonathan Brown

    Category: News

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