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Liver transplant operations at one of the country’s flagship teaching hospitals have been cancelled because of a shortage of critical care nurses, it has been revealed.
Former director of nursing suspended by NMCSubscription
A former nursing director has been suspended by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, after a report exposed serious failings at Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust.
A&E 'inadequate, chaotic and compromised safety'Subscription
Patient safety was compromised by inadequate services and a chaotic environment at Leicester Royal Infirmary, including poor nursing skill mix, according to inspectors.
New regulations to try to prevent NHS organisations from blacklisting whistleblowers will be put in place later this year, the Department of Health has confirmed.
A hospital trust’s poor safety culture and defensive attitude towards complaints prevented it from investigating the avoidable death of a baby girl and learning lessons from mistakes in her care, an independent report has concluded.
Public minutes from a Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust board meeting suggested the trust intends to recruit healthcare assistants to cover gaps in its qualified nursing rotas.
An adviser to the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust public inquiry will lead an investigation into the death and treatment of a baby girl whose case exposed a “regulatory gap” in the NHS.
Government advisors have recommended that ministers keep nursing on the immigration shortage occupation list, in a move likely to help trusts recruit overseas nurses from outside of Europe.
A catalogue of governance and care failings at Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust has been likened to those found at the former Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust in a damning report.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council will in future “credit” nurses who are honest about mistakes, and there will be legal “safe spaces” for staff offering information about errors, the government has announced.