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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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