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Parliamentary group into patient safety holds first meeting

Parliamentary group set up by the Patients Association hears from RCN professional lead for infection prevention and control Rose Gallagher.

A parliamentary group set up by the Patients Association to explore patient safety held its first meeting this week.

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for patient safety, chaired by Andrea Jenkyns Conservative MP for Morley and Outwood, heard from three infection control experts at its meeting on Wednesday (October 21), including RCN professional lead for infection prevention and control Rose Gallagher.

Patients Association chief executive Katherine Murphy said: 'The Patients Association set up the APPG on patient safety to ensure that this issue is at the heart of the health and care sector. We have taken this step following the calls, letters and correspondence that we regularly receive through our national helpline.

'Through this APPG we hope to influence MPs on these issues and voice the concerns of patients in parliament. We hear about patient safety issues on a daily basis, with people concerned about end

A parliamentary group set up by the Patients Association to explore patient safety held its first meeting this week.

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for patient safety, chaired by Andrea Jenkyns Conservative MP for Morley and Outwood, heard from three infection control experts at its meeting on Wednesday (October 21), including RCN professional lead for infection prevention and control Rose Gallagher.

Patients Association chief executive Katherine Murphy said: 'The Patients Association set up the APPG on patient safety to ensure that this issue is at the heart of the health and care sector. We have taken this step following the calls, letters and correspondence that we regularly receive through our national helpline.

'Through this APPG we hope to influence MPs on these issues and voice the concerns of patients in parliament. We hear about patient safety issues on a daily basis, with people concerned about end of life care, access to services and treatments, pain control and the topic of our first meeting, infection control.'

The APPG will next meet in December.

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