Ben Clover is a Nursing Times and HSJ reporter. His focus for HSJ is on acute providers (Foundation Trusts and Trusts) and community services, while on Nursing Times Ben reports on infection control, long term conditions (including allergy, asthma, diabetes, dermatology and COPD) and district & community nursing.
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Two acute trusts in Lincolnshire that were taken out of special measures after recruiting scores of nurses have slid back to their old staffing levels, according to workforce analaysis.
A US healthcare corporation is being brought in to support five NHS hospital trusts in improving quality and clinical engagement.
The professional codes for nurses and doctors are fit for purpose – but further work should be done to provide incentives to ensure all staff are more open, the medical director of NHS England has reported.
Nearly two-thirds of nurses at the eight hospital trusts currently rated as “inadequate” by the Care Quality Commission believe they have insufficient staff to adequately care for patients.
Both the chief nurse and chief executive of Barts Health NHS Trust in east London have announced their resignation today.
St George’s Healthcare Trust today becomes St George’s University Hospitals Foundation Trust, after being granted foundation trust status.
A “new arm of the NHS” in the form of 5,000 “homecare workers” would be created by Labour were the party to win the general election.
Troubled trust reveals huge waiting listSubscription
A huge, previously unreported waiting list of more than 90,000 patients has been revealed by one of England’s most troubled trusts. It comes amid an intense national drive to tackle politically sensitive waiting targets.
Practice nurses must be supported to help improve access to GP services, the Royal College of Nursing has said in response to a Labour Party announcement on access to primary care.
Plans unveiled for two-tier emergency servicesSubscription
Hospital emergency departments are set to be reclassified into a two-tier system with around 40 offering a higher level of staffing and expertise, NHS England has revealed.