UK researchers are to begin a new study investigating how the provision of nurses in hospitals affects the care and safety of patients.
Plans to publish safe nurse staffing guidance for emergency departments have been abandoned in a U-turn by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
PERFORMANCE: The Care Quality Commission has recommended that Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Foundation Trust should come out of special measures.
The ability of NHS acute trusts to employ sufficient numbers of nurses on hospital wards has worsened this year compared with 2014 despite record levels of recruitment, HSJ can reveal.
HSJ’s analysis of the proportion of nursing shifts filled according to acute hospitals’ own staffing plans, as reported in the ‘safe staffing’ data collected by NHS England.
The health service could save £400m a year if the government changed the law to fix the costs for clinical negligence schemes alongside other measures, the NHS Litigation Authority has said.
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The first wave of urgent and emergency care vanguard sites has been revealed by NHS England.
HSJ’s map of the eight sites identified by NHS England as the first urgent and emergency care vanguards.
The practice of sending mental health patients up to hundreds of miles from home for a bed should be stopped because of the risk of suicide, a national inquiry has warned.
The NHS Trust Development Authority has appointed improvement directors to two trusts struggling with performance and leadership issues.
Clinical commissioning groups are expected to fund a 2.3 per cent increase in emergency activity this year compared to 2014-15, NHS England has confirmed.
An American healthcare corporation is being brought in to support five trusts in improving quality and clinical engagement.
Patients will be told the Care Quality Commission rating and waiting times for their local hospitals when making appointments through a new electronic booking system to encourage ‘truly informed’ patient choice, the health secretary has said.
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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence will publish recommended nurse staffing levels for accident and emergency departments despite being asked by NHS England to drop the work, HSJ can reveal.