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The government has not included feedback evidence from patients and families as part of performance appraisal in its response to the recommendations made by Robert Francis QC’s public inquiry into Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust.
Trusts need to make it clear to patient who is looking after them by using clear name badges, job titles and uniforms, according to the government.
There will be no mandatory obligation for ward nurse managers have supervisory status, according to the government response to the Francis Report published today.
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NHS hospitals should ban smoking on their premises and staff should be told not to help patients who want to smoke, according to new guidance according to new NICE guidance.
Data obtained by the RCN via a freedom of information request found five hospitals from 18 trusts in the east of England had wards with only one registered nurse on duty. This was compared with their establishment of two registered nurses and one healthcare assistant.
The government’s failure to make mandatory the recommendation by Robert Francis to get ward sisters out of the office and back with patients and staff is a missed opportunity.
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