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Patient safety congress and awards


'Everyone can impact on patient safety'


This year for the first time ever, Nursing Times, and its sister title HSJ, are running the Patient Safety Congress & Awards event together with the Patient Safety event team, ensuring it is a must-attend event for everyone working in healthcare.

Jenni Middleton

'At last chiefs are held responsible for actions'


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.

Patient Safety and Care Integration Awards 2013

Patient Safety Congress and Awards - agenda


Find out what to expect at this year’s patient safety congress

patient safety congress and awards

'Patients matter most but staff matter too'

The revelations of the Francis Inquiry into care at Mid Staffordshire hospital two years ago made shocking reading. How could something like this happen in our NHS?

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The big question: what are the barriers to preventing pressure ulcers?

On the 20 November it is the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel’s Stop Pressure Ulcer Day 2014.

What happens if a naso-gastric tube gets knotted?

Just because a procedure is common, and generally problem free, does not mean there are no dangers that staff need to watch out for

Have you ever had a near miss with a blood transfusion?

Over the past few weeks I have edited a five-part series on blood transfusion, which has reminded me of the multiple points at which things can go seriously wrong, from taking a cross-match blood sample to administration of a blood transfusion.

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Jenni Middleton

'Join efficiency campaign to boost nurse numbers'

Nurses are often the currency by which costs, particularly in hospital trusts, are measured.

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NICE guidelines on safe staffing in maternity settings unveiled


At least one registered midwife should be present for every woman who is in established labour, new guidelines on safe staffing in maternity settings in England have confirmed.

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Northampton General Hospital

Three-quarters of trust’s wards short of nurses, finds skill mix review


Only five of 22 wards at Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust have sufficient numbers of registered nurses compared to healthcare assistants, an investigation into staffing levels has found.

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more staffing levels

Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

CQC raises concern over staff shortages at mental health trust

A mental health trust has been ordered to make urgent improvements to the safety of its services by the Care Quality Commission.

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Exclusive: Third of nursing directors concerned about staffing levels

A third of nursing directors worry they regularly do not have enough nurses to ensure safe staffing levels on their wards, a Nursing Times survey of some of England’s most senior nurses suggests.

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more HCA regulation

Antibiotic resistance 'toolkit' launched

Antibiotic resistance 'toolkit' launched

“Antibiotics: ‘national threat’ from steep rise in patients who are resistant to drugs,” The Daily Telegraph reports. The Mail Online reports that there were, “600 reported cases of drugs failing because of resistant bacteria last year”.