Experts have criticised NHS England’s latest safe staffing guidance on mental health inpatient care, raising concerns that the model used ‘lacks rigour’.
Academics have called for an ‘urgent’ overhaul of the funding system for training nurses and midwives.
More than 23,000 extra nurses will be trained over the next four years to help meet growing demand in the NHS, HSJ can reveal.
A leaked NHS England study has revealed a significant relationship between the number of nurses on duty in hospitals and 40 indicators of patient care and outcomes.
Plans to give allied health professionals the ability to prescribe medicines without the input of a doctor will help the NHS develop new models of care, an NHS England official has said.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence spent nearly £1m on its work to develop nurse safe staffing guidelines for the NHS, HSJ has learned.
NHS England chief nursing officer Jane Cummings has said the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence will continue to be used for evidence reviews on safe staffing ‘where appropriate’.
Senior national and regional nursing leaders were taken by surprise by Simon Stevens’ announcement that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s work on safe staffing guidance was to be stopped, it has emerged.
Sir Robert Francis has expressed serious concerns over NHS England’s decision to suspend the work he recommended to determine safe staffing guidelines.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has suspended with immediate effect its work to determine safe staffing levels across the NHS, HSJ can reveal.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt will today unveil plans to cap agency and management consultancy spending by NHS trusts.
A cap on the cost of agency staff supplied to NHS trusts is being explored by the Cabinet Office and Department of Health in an attempt to tackle the ballooning agency spend in the NHS, it has emerged.
More than half the nursing workforce at the eight hospital trusts rated ‘inadequate’ by the Care Quality Commission have said there are not enough staff for them to do their job.
Hospitals in the East Midlands are struggling to meet new clinical standards for seven day services even during normal weekday hours, according to a region-wide analysis.
Universities and hospitals will not be forced to take extra nursing students this year under Labour’s plan to increase trainee numbers by 1,000, HSJ has been told.
A new safe staffing indicator for hospitals across England will be launched this summer, HSJ has learned.
More than four out of five acute hospitals in England are failing to meet their own targets for nurse staffing, HSJ analysis reveals.
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.
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.
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.
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