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.
The new regulator NHS Improvement will develop a national succession programme for the top 200 provider and commissioner leadership posts in the NHS, including establishing a talent pool.
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.
There has been an increase in the use of 12 hour nursing shifts that potentially put care quality at risk, according a review commissioned by England’s chief nursing officer.
The health secretary has said that a hospital chief executive has been assessed as ‘fit and proper’, after regulators considered a series of serious concerns against him.
A series of recommendations have been set out by a major review of primary care workforce commissioned by Health Education England.
NHS England medical director Sir Bruce Keogh will shortly publish research showing a ‘weekend effect’ in NHS services including higher mortality, he told MPs today.
How heroic efficiency savings will be made, being assertive, and underwear sales: the key points from Simon Stevens, Sir Bruce Keogh and Jane Cummings’ answers to Commons health committee questions on Tuesday.
Jeremy Hunt will today give doctors an ultimatum over seven day working as part of a major speech setting his intended direction for the service for the next 25 years.
Jeremy Hunt has promised ‘more transparency in return for fewer targets’ in a major speech setting out his vision for the direction of the NHS over the next 25 years today.
The professional codes for nurses and doctors are fit for purpose - but further work should be done to provide incentives to ensure all staff are more open, the NHS medical director has reported.
NHS England’s safety function will be moved to the new combined provider regulation body NHS Improvement.
There is a ‘compelling’ case for seven day services in the NHS and medical consultants should lose their contractual opt-out for weekend work, according to an independent pay review.
Health Education England is to take over responsibility for the NHS Leadership Academy, the health secretary confirmed today.
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