Patient safety congress and awards
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.
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.
Find out what to expect at this year’s patient safety congress
patient safety debate
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?
On the 20 November it is the European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel’s Stop Pressure Ulcer Day 2014.
Just because a procedure is common, and generally problem free, does not mean there are no dangers that staff need to watch out for
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.
Nurses are often the currency by which costs, particularly in hospital trusts, are measured.
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.
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.
A mental health trust has been ordered to make urgent improvements to the safety of its services by the Care Quality Commission.
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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Patients with ambulatory chest drains can be discharged home early if supported by review at a nurse-led clinic, patient information and a 24-hour helpline.
It’s a misconception that NICE has recommended 1:8 as a minimum ratio, says Jane Ball
behind the headlines
“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”.