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MiST (Making it Safer Together) - A New UK Paediatric Patient Safety Collaborative

Author: Dr. Hannah Zhu

Setting the Scene in the UK
Patient safety has been starring in the BBC News and National Health Service (NHS) spotlight this year. Although NHS fundamental principles are to provide the best possible quality of care, the Francis Report on Mid-Staffordshire and other research into the culture and behaviour in the NHS indicate that there is a huge amount of inconsistency, unclear goals and overlapping priorities. The Chief Medical Officer's annual report 2012: 'Our Children Deserve Better: Prevention Pays,' highlights the importance of focussing on children, since child health sets the foundations for health in later life and has great potential for long-term economic benefits. [...]