The Nursing and Midwifery Council is to get new powers designed to speed up the fitness to practise process in the wake of the Mid Staffordshire scandal, it has been announced.
Nearly half of senior nurses believe leadership in the NHS is poor while most say not enough priority is given to quality of care, according to a new survey.
Campaigner Julie Bailey said she still lies awake at night haunted by the poor care her mother suffered at the hands of the NHS.
NHS bed occupancy rates soared above safe levels for the first three months of this year, official figures show.
The state of community nursing in the NHS in England is “lamentable”, the RCN has warned.