Issue : 14 December 2010
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Less than 20 per cent of hospital trusts have a system in place to ensure all ward staff know which patients have dementia, a major clinical audit has found.
Government reforms will “struggle to succeed” without more engagement with nurses, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
DH confirms GPs to commision maternity servicesSubscription
The government has confirmed it is to U-turn and hand responsibility for commissioning maternity services to GP consortia.
The Year in Nursing 2010Subscription
Nursing Times recalls the main events that made headlines in the news for nurses in 2010
MPs have called for legislation that would make it compulsory for healthcare professionals to tell patients if a mistake has been made in their treatment.
Nursing Times has recruited a panel of nine experts from every level and sector of nursing to identify the most important issues facing the profession.
A trust claiming to have introduced the most rigorous patient observations in the country has jumped from having the worst death rates in its region to among the best in England.
Productive Ward needs pushSubscription
The failure to implement the Productive Ward programme more widely is a “huge missed opportunity” for the NHS, academics have said.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council is considering opening a new section of the nursing register for so called “associate nurses”.
Lack of nurses on 111 line sparks safety fearsSubscription
Less than 17 per cent of staff working on the NHS 111 pilot in the north east of England are qualified nurses, Nursing Times has learnt.