NPSA chief executives "on extended leave":
This article was originally published in Clinica
The UK's National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has installed an acting chief executive, after putting Sue Osborn and Susan Williams, the agency's joint chief executives, on "a period of extended leave". The NPSA would not comment further on these developments, amid speculation that the move is in response to agency failures in relation to addressing adverse event rates and delays in the implementation of patient safety systems (see Clinica No 1214, pp 3 & 9). Bill Murray has 38 years' experience in the NHS, most recently as chief executive of South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust, for 12 years.
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