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Jeremy Hunt receives patient safety award

Health and social care secretary Jeremy Hunt has been given a humanitarian award for global leadership on patient safety.

He was presented with the accolade at the sixth annual world Patient Safety Science and Technology summit in London last week.

Announcing a new crackdown on medication errors, Mr Hunt told the conference that he plans on making the NHS 'the safest healthcare system in the world'.

This will include linking GP prescribing data to hospital admissions in a bid to investigate where medication errors was the cause.

He said this was in response to a study which found primary care prescribing errors contributed to over 600 deaths a year.

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  • Took Early Retirement

    Isn't that a bit like giving King Herod an award for "Services to Child Protection"?

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  • What Now?

    you have to achieve patient safety before you get an award ???.... I prupose to end world hunger and poverty .. quick give me a noble peace proze before i even achive anything ..... p.s like Aung Sang Su Chi ... whose nobel peace prize is revoked due to rohiga ethnic cleansing Austerity linked extremely unsafe practice should cause this award to be revoked ...

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  • What Now?

    Appologies for spelling ... (edit option needed)

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  • Is this a joke?

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  • What Now?

    Really says a lot about the rest of the world if Jeremy Hunt is winning the award ....
    Anti-thesis to Nye Bevan
    Destroyer of the NHS

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  • What Now?

    GLOBAL leadership ... with brexit .. we are not even part of europe ....
    Bill Gates efforts to eradicatE Malaria are more worthy of GLOBAL Leadership .... Tory Cronyism ... Awards and contracts to CHUMS ... ??

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  • And at this point, they made a mockery of the Award. The next winners will not be taken seriously, not in the UK at least. The sponsors were probably his paymasters in private health business who are waiting with baited breath for the imminent collapse of NHS.

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  • Vinci Ho

    Ha ha ha , this is even more ‘entertaining’ than Barak Obama as American President receiving Nobel Peace Prize.
    Agent Hunt , congratulate to your team of Spin Doctors.

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  • medicine tastes awful

    Yes Mr Hunt - you are a safe manager of your NHS- one doctor can and should be able to look after 4 wards of ill people.

    Keep up the good work.

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  • WTF?

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