Ed Marsden

Ed Marsden is committed to delivering a safe and high-quality service for each of our clients at Verita Consultancy Limited.

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PSIRF Implementation: Benefits and Guidance for Healthcare Providers

While it may seem like just another acronym in the healthcare landscape, PSIRF represents a significant shift towards a system-based approach to patient safety, offering tangible benefits for both patients and healthcare providers. From minimising risks and improving learning to fostering trust and transparency, PSIRF implementation can be a transformative journey. Whether you’re just starting […]

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Data-Driven Risk Management: Unleashing the Power of Insights to Protect Patients

The intelligent use of data and technology can play a significant role in managing clinical risk in both the private and public healthcare sectors. Harnessing the power of data insights to manage clinical risk represents a proactive shield for safety and the field of data-driven clinical risk management is constantly evolving. With advances in data

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What Is Just Culture and How Does it Impact Healthcare?

People make mistakes, we call it human error. In healthcare sometimes an error results in a patient being harmed. When this happens what is the correct way to deal with it? Should the behaviour of staff be judged and blame apportioned? Which policies and procedures should be followed? Are policies clear and effective enough to

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WhatsApp at Work: Should Organisations Use it?

The use of WhatsApp at work is increasing and with it are the potential pitfalls for both employers and employees. The popular instant messaging platform has approximately 2 billion active users and is the most commonly used mobile messenger app. It is frequently used in some workplaces (and banned by regulators in others). The pros

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Lightning will strike again – the importance of a due diligence review

Why is a due diligence review important? Clinical governance is a relatively new addition to an acquisition due diligence review. Ed Marsden, managing director of Verita, explains why understanding the reality of professional hierarchies and practice is an essential part of healthcare investment. Ian Paterson, a consultant surgeon from Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust,

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What is the impact of technology in healthcare?

Technology is everywhere reshaping our lives but what is the impact of technology in healthcare? Former Health Secretary Stephen Dorrell believes that healthcare is lagging behind this trend.  Writing in the foreword to a new report on the benefits of Technology-Enabled Care Services published by PPP (Public Policy Projects, a think-tank), Dorrell says that the

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Investigation skills – how a mindset can impact an investigation

How do investigation skills impact the investigatory process? How should an investigation be approached? Investigation skills and mindset can have a huge impact on the ability of an investigator to discover the truth. In this article investigation experts, Verita, explore the skills and processes required for an investigation to be carried out thoroughly. As well

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HSE apology as Verita report finds ‘catastrophic failure of healthcare’

HSE apology as Verita report finds ‘catastrophic failure of healthcare’

Health service executive The Health Service Executive of Ireland (HSE) have apologised after a man died almost immediately after being transferred from hospital to a care facility without the required oxygen supply. Verita’s report finds ‘catastrophic failure of healthcare’. Read the article here: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/hse-apologises-after-death-of-man-transferred-from-hospital-without-oxygen-1.3400232

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Governance challenges for digital health

6 digital health challenges facing UK healthcare

Governance challenges for digital health Digital has impacted massively on industries globally; bridging information gaps, improving services, and disrupting existing practises. Consumer expectations have accelerated rapidly, wanting more, newer, personalised – and faster. There has been wide and substantial growth and rapid technological advancement but associated with it are several digital health challenges. Public concerns

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