Medical Directors’ Bulletin – February 2012

Medical Directors’ Bulletin – February 2012.



In the February edition of the bulletin, NHS Medical Director Bruce Keogh shares his thoughts on seven day working for hospital services and Medical Director for NHS South West Mike Durkin talks about his role improving awareness and prevention of VTE.  We find out the plans for developing a new strategy for improving care for children and young people, and you are invited to take part in an open peer review for the National Laboratory Medicine Catalogue. Take a look at the news in brief section to find information on the NHS pension proposals, commissioning developments and useful resources.

Bruce Keogh’s voicepiece

Medical Director profile - Mike Durkin

Improving health care for children and young people

National Laboratory Medicine Catalogue - open peer review

GMC guidance says doctors must raise concerns on patient safety

Access for clinicians to the Lancet online

Improving the quality of medical training

News in brief


Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, guidance referred to in the bulletin has not been commissioned or endorsed by the Department of Health - it is evidence that organisations and professionals may find helpful in improving practice. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence is the Department’s provider of accredited evidence and guidance. This information can be found on the Institute’s website at