"Insider information on how to get the very best from the NHS for you and your family. Don't use the NHS without this book in your pocket!" - Simon Woodroffe, founder of Yo! Sushi and original BBC2 dragon.
Welcome to NHS Survival Skills. Please browse the site and read the book to explore ways of how to get better care and improve the NHS.
Up to 46 NHS patients are subjected to error or harm every minute*1
An estimated 12,000 patient deaths per year are preventable*2
The NHS spends up to £1.3 billion every year on litigation claims*3
Clearly these figures are not acceptable or sustainable! Money alone will not solve the NHS’s problems or save patients' lives.
The NHS Survival Skills initiative and supporting book aims to help patients take control and improve their chances of better care and to:
Reduce NHS error, harm and death rates
Improve treatment for patients
Save the NHS money
Save time for patients and the NHS
Improve the culture in the NHS
*1 The NHS treats one million patients every 36 hours, or 462 every minute. (If one in ten patients are subject to error or harm, it will result in up to 46 patients a minute being potentially harmed.) http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/thenhs/about/Pages/overview.aspx