Hospital managers should “over-recruit” nursing staff by 10 per cent in order to ensure the best quality care for patients, according to a former nurse who now leads one of the UK’s leading acute trusts.
A third of hospital trusts in England are failing to comply with safety regulations designed to reduce the risk of needlestick injuries to nurses and other frontline staff, according to latest research.
Nurses, social workers, health services and the organisations they work with must be better trained to understand domestic violence and help those experiencing it, the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence has said.
Nursing cutbacks are directly linked to higher patient death rates in hospitals, a major study has found.
The head of NHS Employers has used an HSJ article to call for a debate about how to ensure a “smooth exit” from the era of health service pay restraint and possibly introduce a “living wage”.
Two former Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust nurses who were struck off for altering altering accident and emergency waiting times are to launch a High Court bid to overturn their ban.
Staff wellbeing and organisational culture are being taken more seriously
The safety of pregnant women and their babies may be put at risk by a lack of NHS funding and a national shortage of 2,300 midwives, MPs have said.
The chair of the independent inquiry into failings at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust has indicated no witness evidence will be released until his final report is published.
The number of nurses working for acute trusts has risen dramatically in the past two months, suggesting a significant response to the Francis report’s criticism of low staffing levels.
Hundreds of members of staff at a failed provider to the troubled NHS 111 helpline have been told they face losing their jobs.
Mental health nurses are to be based at some of England’s police stations and courts as part of a new pilot scheme.
The growing and contracting staff groups are revealed in Health Education England’s proposal to allocate the NHS’s £5bn education and training budget
Nursing academics who led research which found patients were at risk if nurse to patient ratios fell below one to eight have been commissioned to conduct a government backed review of the evidence on nurse staffing, HSJ has learned.
The first ever national workforce plan for the NHS has been approved this afternoon by Health Education England, promising a 9 per cent increase in the number of training places for nurses.
A High Court judge has granted a last minute injunction to stop former Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust chief nurse Jan Harry from leaving the Nursing and Midwifery Council register.
The publication of the first national plan for the health workforce has been delayed by Health Education England as discussions with the Department of Health over its budget allocation continue.
The Professional Standards Authority is to review the Nursing and Midwifery Council and General Medical Council’s handling of alleged misconduct cases relating to Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust staff, HSJ has discovered.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s decision to caution former Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust chief nurse Jan Harry is being challenged in the High Court on the grounds it is “unduly lenient”.
Health Education England is to take a lead in managing the national supply of the NHS workforce, starting with a major campaign to tackle a crisis in nursing numbers, HSJ has been told.
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