Patient safety at 18 accident and emergency departments in the West Midlands cannot be guaranteed according to a joint letter signed by leading clinicians from across the region.
More than a 1,000 extra health visitors have been recruited over the past two years, according to latest workforce figures.
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
Community matrons work closely with people with long-term conditions and are well placed to identify the reasons why this group are often readmitted to hospitals
Francis has called for a focus on compassion and caring, continence is a vital aspect of care and nurses need to ensure high standards
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.
If your kitchen smoke detector starts to shriek, do you: (a) cover your ears and assume the din will eventually stop, or (b) act immediately to keep you and your loved ones safe?
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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Weekly news focus
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 conditio
Speak out Safely
60 seconds with
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.