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Nursing

Patient on trolley being wheeled through corridor

New safe staffing indicator revealed

A new safe staffing indicator for hospitals across England will be launched this summer, HSJ has learned.

Nurse treating patient

Exclusive: Four out of five hospitals miss own nurse staffing targets

More than four out of five acute hospitals in England are failing to meet their own targets for nurse staffing, HSJ analysis reveals.

NHS staff on picket line

Unison issues strike warning over unsocial hours pay

One of the largest NHS unions has issued a warning to the next government that it will ballot for strike action if ministers try to cut unsocial hours payments.

Nurse and mentor

'No improvement over safe staffing', nurse survey suggests

Almost two thirds of nursing staff who have experienced a ‘red flag’ event while working on an acute adult inpatient ward have failed to see nurse numbers immediately increased to deal with the situation, according to a major survey of NHS staffing levels.

Andrew Hutchinson

Exclusive: Concerns over nurse rapist raised five years ago

Concerns about a nurse convicted last month of raping and photographing unconscious patients at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford were raised more than five years ago, HSJ can reveal.

healthcare workers

Full HCA registration 'inevitable', says care review author

New training standards for healthcare assistants should be made mandatory as part of a journey towards ‘inevitable’ full registration of the care workforce, the author of the Cavendish review has said.

Houses of Parliament

Avoidable harm bill becomes law today

A new law on avoidable harm in health and social care is set to receive royal assent today.

Handshake

Updated: Number of NHS managers shows a rise

The NHS workforce grew by more than 2 per cent last year, which also saw the first rise in the number of NHS managers employed since 2009.

Bill Kirkup

Exclusive: Morecambe Bay inquiry chair 'disappointed' by response

The chair of the inquiry into poor maternity care and deaths at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust has said he was ‘disappointed’ by the response of professional bodies to his report.

Payslip

Exclusive: Employers push BMA on pay deal 'fairness'

The British Medical Association has been accused of taking an ‘untenable position’ in refusing to accept that changes to NHS redundancy pay apply to doctors.

Lord Willis

Lord Willis launches blueprint for the future of nursing

A radical blueprint to reshape the nursing workforce calls for nurses to follow a medical style model of training and the creation of a new ‘advanced healthcare assistant’ role.

Pay

Unions call an end to NHS pay dispute

NHS unions have officially ended their pay dispute with the government by accepting a 1 per cent pay rise and committing to future talks on reform of Agenda for Change.

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

Exclusive: NHS reorganisations ‘contribute’ to poor care, says Kirkup

NHS reorganisations are a ‘contributory factor’ in poor patient care, the chair of the independent inquiry into failings at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust has said.

Furness General Hospital, Barrow

Morecambe Bay inquiry reveals 'lethal mix' of failings

The independent inquiry into events at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust has found ‘failures at almost every level of the NHS’ combined to create a ‘lethal mix’ which caused the avoidable deaths of at least 11 babies and one mother.

Woman doctor with stethoscope

Exclusive: Rise in consultations greater for non-GPs, analysis finds

Activity in general practice has risen in the last three complete financial years, but most of this has been for medical professionals other than GPs, research by a leading health think thank suggests.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust

Midlands trust launches independent bullying inquiry

A Midlands trust is launching an independent investigation following claims nurses quit the organisation due to bullying.

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Nursing left off government's shortage occupation list

Government advisers have recommended that nursing is not added to the list of occupations in short enough supply that they can be ‘sensibly’ filled by recruitment outside Europe.

Cardiac surgery

Exclusive: Medical examiners help expose patient safety risks

Medical examiners working in pilot areas in England have exposed clinical incidents, poor staffing and fatal infections that have led to deaths on hospital wards, according to research shared with HSJ.

Parliament

Lords 'dismay' over fast tracked avoidable harm bill

Members of the House of Lords have accused civil servants of trying to ‘short circuit’ the parliamentary process to pass a law on avoidable harm.

Data, paperless NHS, Care.data, information and technology, healthcare data

£35m nursing tech fund shared among 60 bidders

More than 60 bids by NHS and other care providers have received a share of the second tranche of nursing technology fund, an NHS England director has told HSJ.

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