News and practice for nurse managers
Many of the studies supporting intentional rounding are not robust. Nursing managers need to look less to political obedience and more to the evidence base
Narratives from the Francis reports can guide the implementation of ethical leadership and improve the organisational culture of the NHS
Health professionals need to identify and act on the essential factors that influence quality care to create a safe and compassionate culture
Addressing deficits in clinical practice can be challenging. Using a change-management tool can offer a structured approach to change
Process mapping is a visual and impartial way to identify where problems are arising and also how they may be solved
Almost all the nursing regulator’s council members have been replaced in a complete overhaul designed to improve how the Nursing and Midwifery Council operates.
The number of patients who attended accident and emergency wards has increased by more than a million in just one year, figures suggest.
An estimated 10,000 cancer patients a year are given the wrong drugs in hospital, according to new research commissioned by Macmillan Cancer Support.
Nurses are to join police officers sent to deal with incidents involving people with mental health problems who were likely to be “sectioned”, under proposals unveiled by the home secretary.
Guidance to help hospital staff improve standards of nutrition and hydration care, particularly among older patients, has been published.
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The healthcare assistant proposal is expensive, will lead to an unstable workforce and it adds risks to patient care, says Trish Morris-Thompson
Behind the Headlines
“Fine and ban care home abuse bosses,” the Daily Mirror demands, while the Daily Mail says that “there must be a complete culture change in treatment” for care centres.
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Band 5 staff nurses often need targeted training to make the transition to specialist practitioners. A trust set up a course to prepare candidates for degree study