safeguarding

World Patient Safety Day

Global Campaign,

In May 2019, the 72nd World Health Assembly endorsed the establishment of World Patient Safety Day to be observed annually on the 17th of September.

The main objective of World Patient Safety Day is to raise global awareness about patient safety and encourage global solidarity and action.

‘Doing More With Less’: An Appropriate Response to Alcohol-Related Death?

Published by
Alcohol Change UK

Deaths in England directly caused by alcohol rose by 11% between 2006 and 2017. During the same period, hospital admissions in which alcohol misuse was a primary factor increased by 17%.

In 2017 alone almost 1 million hospital admissions were in some way related to this behaviour. That’s around 7% of all hospital admissions that year.