General Medical Council
Regulating doctors, ensuring good medical practice
16 Aug 2012
The National Quality Board (NQB) has published a report setting out how the organisations in the new health system will work together in England to maintain and improve quality and safety, ensuring patients receive the best possible care.
The NQB brings together leading national organisations across the health system including the Care Quality Commission, Monitor, the NHS Trust Development Authority, NICE, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the NHS Commissioning Board Authority, the Department of Health and the General Medial Council.
The report focuses on how the new health system partners will work together to identify, respond to and prevent serious failures in quality of care. It also provides a collective statement from NQB members as to:
The report is in draft form and the NQB would welcome views from both those working in or with an interest in the health system. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 September 2012.
A final version of the report will be published once the NQB has considered any relevant conclusions from the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Inquiry.
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