On February 6 2013, the Prime Minister announced that he had asked Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS Medical Director for England, to review the quality of care and treatment provided by those NHS trusts and NHS foundation trusts that are persistent outliers on mortality indicators. A total of 14 hospital trusts were investigated as part of this review.
The review was guided by the NHS values set out in the NHS Constitution and underpinned by the following key principles:
Patient and public participation
Listening to the views of staff
Openness and transparency
Co-operation between organisations
Safely HERE Safely HOME consists of a bundle of interventions aimed at improving safety during a patient’s stay and capturing information that will improve the quality of information at transfer of care, as well as improving the timeliness of discharge through better planning