Nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals could be expected to hold monthly sessions to discuss the pressures they face as part of a government backed initiative to improve culture and compassion across the NHS, Nursing Times can reveal.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is to get new powers designed to speed up the fitness to practise process in the wake of the Mid Staffordshire scandal, it has been announced.
In the hotseat
We must not allow care to fail due to our lack of courage as leaders, says Trish Morris-Thompson
This Week's Practice
Student nurses on overseas electives often choose destinations with high health and personal safety risks. Thorough risk assessment and minimisation are therefore vital
Healthcare workers and employers need to be aware of new EU regulations on dealing with sharps injuries
Behind the Rituals
Theresa May has unveiled plans for nurses to accompany police officers when they are dealing with those perceived to have a mental illness, particularly when it is likely the individual is going to be detained under the mental health act.
The government has again given charitable hospices in the UK money to improve their facilities, with 176 adult and children’s hospices receiving 68% funding for projects already approved and under way.
Putting it into practice
Intentional rounding has been heavily promoted by David Cameron and others and is being widely implemented in UK hospital. But what do you think of rounding?
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Nurses working for NHS Direct face yet more uncertainty as it emerged that their employer may not continue to deliver the new NHS 111 service beyond the end of next March.
This is Dementia Awareness week which is a good way to call attention to this common condition
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We talk to Cheryll Adams, founding director of the new Institute of Health Visiting. She qualified as a nurse in 1978 and as a health visitor in 1982.
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A new baby feeding bottle available in the UK is providing much-needed respite for new mothers, thanks to the efforts of one family and a baby who sent a new mum and her mother-in-law on a unique quest – Mum and Granny have now launched a new company to help new mums in a similar position.