Quality care top of agenda for Northumbria NHS trust

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PEOPLE involved with health and social care across Northumberland and North Tyneside have taken part in an annual event to discuss quality in healthcare.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust invited people from local patient support groups, local authority partners, the voluntary and charitable sector, as well as representatives from local clinical commissioning groups, to talk to doctors, nurses and directors about quality care and the things that matter most to patients.

Feedback from the event will inform the Trust’s quality priorities for the year ahead and be included in its 2013/14 quality account.

Jim Mackey, trust chief executive, said: “We are fully committed to involving and listening to the views of our patients, staff, the public and other stakeholders so that we can continue to improve quality all year round. The NHS does not stand still and we must continually look forward and take every possible opportunity of where we can learn and improve quality for patients.”

Members of the public are being encouraged to have their say about quality care and how Northumbria Healthcare can continue to improve quality by completing an online questionnaire http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HSXRQQF by March 1.




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