Driving Patient Safety Improvements

TMLEP’s Patient Safety Reports and Clinical Learning Updates provide healthcare providers with intelligence and recommendations (derived from analysis of TMLEP’s healthcare data) to directly improve healthcare standards and patient safety.

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TMLEP Clinical Updates

TMLEP’s Clinical Updates are provided in order to raise awareness of clinical risk issues and to reduce incidence recurrence and improve patient safety. Facts have been anonymised to maintain data confidentiality, however learning points remain applicable.

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A Reminder of The Significance of Removing Wound Packing

Packing wounds is integral to the patient’s healing and should be thoroughly monitored throughout the aftercare period, adhering to the guidelines. The failure to remove packing on a regular basis, as and when needed, can be detrimental to the patient, as the packing obstructs the pus from leaving the cavity.

Read Article 08 Jun 2021

A Series: COVID-19 and its Impact on the NHS - Obstetrics

Reductions in staff due to positive COVID-19 cases or isolation as well as other COVID measures (such as redeployment) meant that throughout the pandemic there has been a knock-on effect leading to remaining practitioners to cover even more patients than usual. This led to a reduction in available appointments in…

Read Article 11 May 2021

The Importance of Post-Seizure Observations in Children

A study by TMLEP shows that in these instances when a child is presenting with prolonged headaches, vomiting, and dizziness, a CT scan should be considered. It is important to consider that a CT scan can not only diagnose, but also rule out differential diagnoses such as tumours or other…

Read Article 13 Apr 2021