First ever Patient Safety Commissioner appointed

Dr Henrietta Hughes OBE has been appointed as the first ever Patient Safety Commissioner for England

 

“Dr Hughes will be an independent point of contact for patients, giving a voice to their concerns to make sure they are heard. She will help the NHS and government better understand what they can do to put patients first, promote the safety of patients, and the importance of the views of patients and other members of the public.”

“Patient Safety Commissioner Henrietta Hughes said: ‘Patients’ voices need to be at the heart of the design and delivery of healthcare. I would like to pay tribute to the incredible courage, persistence and compassion of all those who gave evidence to the report, their families and everyone who continues to campaign tirelessly for safer treatments.

I will work collaboratively with patients, the healthcare system and others so that all patients receive the information they need, all patients’ voices are heard and the system responds quickly to keep people safe’.”

 

Read the full press release here.