WORKFORCE: Barts Health Trust has appointed to the newly-created role of safeguarding nurse at Whipps Cross hospital after three HCAs convicted of abusing patients.

The trio were found guilty of “ill-treatment, neglect or abuse” in June.

The trust said it woud also introduce “an Excellence in Older People’s Care programme across [the trust]”.

“This will see all 500 staff who are directly involved in providing care for the elderly undertake individual and team-based assessment and training in care and compassion.”