Sarah Calkin is a Nursing Times and HSJ reporter. For Nursing Times, Sarah focuses on pain management, older persons, wound care, nutrition and accident & emergency. For HSJ, she focuses on the Department of Health, the new National Commissioning Board, strategic health authorities, ambulance trusts, pharmaceutical and patient safety.
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The “old days” where clinical errors were not disclosed must give way to an environment that allows staff to be trained and supported in “admitting, reporting and learning fully from mistakes”, according to an independent review for the government.
The director of nursing and quality at Dorset Healthcare University Foundation Trust has resigned after less than three months in the post.
A quarter of trusts allow healthcare assistants to start work on the wards without undergoing any training for the job, an investigation has found.
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