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“Junior doctors……have penetrating insight into how things really work – where the frustrations and inefficiencies lie, where the safety threats lurk and how quality of clinical care can be improved” Bruce Keogh, 2009

We produce a monthly newsletter promoting a culture of safety and quality among junior doctors. The newsletter is distributed in printed form but will also be available for download from here. We may also provide supporting material/documents which can be found here.

To view issues of Patient Safety Matters click on the links below

Issue 1 March 2016

Issue 2 April 2016

Medicine Matters: Methotrexate

Issue 3 May 2016

Medicine Matters: Oral Chemotherapeutic Agents

Issue 4 June 2016

Issue 5 July 2016

Issue 6 August 2016

Issue 7 September 2016

Issue 8 October 2016

Issue 9 November 2016

Issue 10 December 2016

Issue 11 January 2017

To contact the editorial team with comments, suggestions or article information please follow this email link

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While contagious viruses are active year-round, winter is a prime time for norovirus, colds, influenza (flu), and other respiratory illnesses.


These infections are highly contagious, so we urge people to stay away unless their visit is absolutely essential to help reduce the spread of infection within our hospitals.

Hospitals are full of sick people, many of them frail and elderly, so bringing germs into a hospital is the worst thing you can do.  We have an active programme of infection prevention but we can’t spot visitors who really shouldn’t be here.  Please stay at home if you’re unwell to help aid the wellbeing and recovery of our patients.