Colchester General Hospital has been told it must make rapid improvements on its surgery and medical care inpatient wards after the Care Quality Commission found a series of problems including staffing shortages and poor record completion.
More than 95% of NHS staff do not feel confident the health service’s £22 billion efficiency savings target will be met by 2020, according to a survey.
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Reflecting on the term “evidence-based” can fill nurses with dread.
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A review of vital signs monitoring through the night in hospitals found compliance with schedules was generally poor, with potentially serious consequences for patients
Pulse assessment is a vital component of good nursing care. Nurses must feel confident in their ability to accurately measure the pulse to assess patients’ health statuses
Standards were developed to help give organisations offering clinical placements confidence that their placements provide high-quality realistic learning opportunities
Two clinical commissioning groups aimed to improve the patient experience and reduce hospital admissions by devising a “hospital at home” community care service
Reflecting on practice and critical incidents is valuable, but complex frameworks can be hard to remember. A new model has been created to simplify the process.
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Helen Rooke, a qualified nurse for 18 years, shares how her nursing career has progressed since she joined the private sector
Katie Mansfield-Loynes, Barchester Healthcare’s head of clinical learning and development, feels it’s time for a revolution in the care of older people
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Senior nurses have warned that nursing education is currently failing to ensure practitioners are fit for future models of care, which will require an increasing ability to move between care settings and harness a wider range of skills.
I recently read the novel Even the Dogs, which is a fascinating insight into the lives of homeless and vulnerable people.
Ishbel Straker has seen substance misuse nursing change during her career and believes services are undervaluing nurses and stunting their professional growth