Nurses from the European Union may soon be required to take a test proving they are suitably equipped to speak English before working in the NHS.
The country’s first national training framework for district and practice nurses is being drawn up in a bid to improve workforce planning and boost treatment in settings outside of hospitals.
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Patient stories can offer students opportunities to gain insight into how care affects their patients’ experiences, and to reflect and learn from this.
Working 12-hour shifts can benefit staff and healthcare organisations but the risks and potential adverse outcomes must be carefully considered and mitigated against.
The updated NMC code addresses concerns about recent care failings and requirements of the revalidation system to be introduced at the end of 2015.
An evaluation of storytelling in NHS organisations has revealed it has great potential to improve services and patient experience, and can develop staff caring capabilties.
Nursing Times Learning has launched a unit on patient isolation, in association with the Infection Prevention Society, which explores precautions to prevent infection spread.
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NHS trade unions have suspended a 12 hour strike on Thursday, after the government appeared to give in to union demands offering a 1% pay rise to NHS staff.
There are many financial pressures and problems being faced by the NHS and it is clear that 2015 is set to be another difficult year for health authorities up and down the country.
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Conversations about end-of-life care can be challenging, even for experienced nurses. The Conversation Project has improved staff skills in an acute setting.
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Northern Devon Healthcare Trust has been using the Allocate Software System to ensure it has the right number of nursing staff and the right skill mix to match the acuity of its patients. Its team reveal why it’s making a difference
A pilot looking at treating prostate cancer away from cancer centres and at home had a major impact on capacity, cost, patient satisfaction and experience