Archives for April 18th, 2001

NEW BODY SEES RISK ANALYSIS PUSHED UP HEALTH AGENDA

Headlines, PublicNet: 18 April, 2001

A new agency is to be set up to boost patient safety in the NHS. The National Patient Safety Agency will run a mandatory reporting system for logging all failures, mistakes, errors and near-misses across the health service.For the first time it will introduce a single body to handle errors and mistakes and ensure that lessons are learnt and spread throughout the health service.

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FORCING THE PACE OF DIGITAL TV

Headlines, PublicNet: 18 April, 2001

Pilot areas across the UK are to be offered free conversion to digital TV as a means of looking at how to increase take-up across the board. So far the take-up of digital TV isn’t moving as fast as the Government had hoped – which delays its hopes of switching off analogue transmissions and selling released frequency bands by 2010.More importantly, the slow take-up of digital technology is threatening the UK’s aim to be a world leader in the field.

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