This week's Nursing Times
A group of whistleblowers and patient safety campaigners have raised concerns about 20 NHS trust leaders under the fit and proper person’s test, which was introduced last October.
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.
The updated NMC code addresses concerns about recent care failings and requirements of the revalidation system to be introduced at the end of 2015.
Working 12-hour shifts can benefit staff and healthcare organisations but the risks and potential adverse outcomes must be carefully considered and mitigated against.
Patient stories can offer students opportunities to gain insight into how care affects their patients’ experiences, and to reflect and learn from this.
In the news this week...
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.
Student nurses at the University of East Anglia are piloting a new style of mental health placement adopted from The Netherlands, which sees them coached by nurses brought in to focus specifically on their training.
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The Greek philosopher Heraclitus wrote that the only constant in our world is change. This idea applies to the current state of pre-registration nursing, which is once again undergoing review.
We talk to Michaela Nuttall, CVD coordinator for Public Health Bromley, partner at Smart Health Solutions and health director at HeartAge, who has been a nurse for 22 years.
‘This is a book that is aimed at families although the author does suggest that other carers, either paid or unpaid might also benefit from the ideas contained within it and I have no reason to disagree with this.’