Shaun Lintern is a news reporter on Health Service Journal who contribures regularly to Nursing Times. He writes mainly about workforce issues and also covers mental health.
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The impact of a nurse’s actions on “public confidence” should be a factor considered in fitness to practise cases in future, under proposals likely to be passed by parliament.
Eight midwives who worked for a foundation trust at the centre of an inquiry into infant and maternal deaths could face disciplinary action.
New guidance that demands doctors and nurses are open about their mistakes does not include an explicit warning against staff obstructing or bullying their colleagues, sparking concern from campaigners.
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- National system of checks for nursing values unveiled
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- Midwives vote for industrial action over NHS pay row