The head of the nursing regulator has said “no system” of checks, including the forthcoming revalidation programme, could stop a nurse determined to commit murder.
The largest trust in the country has been rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission, after a challenging few months of the organisation
In my relatively new post as director of nursing at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH), I have spent some time reflecting on the role of specialist tertiary centres in relation to knowledge generation in the NHS.
This Week's Practice
Many nurses think hospital is not the best place to die, so it is important that they know how best to ensure patients and families experience a “good death”.
Many managers in the NHS come from a business rather than clinical background. A Scottish study examined frontline nurses’ perceptions of general managers.
Nurses play an increasingly important role in the administration of antimicrobials so it is vital that they understand how to achieve best outcomes and reduce harm.
How an acute London trust set about designing a programme for managing carbapenemase-producing organisms using a point-prevalence study.
Drug administration errors by nurses are a common cause of patient harm. Simple steps can be taken to cut distractions and improve nurses’ skills in calculating doses.
Small changes, big differences
Nursing staff can and should be involved in the procurement of the products that they use on a daily basis.
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN), NHS Supply Chain and the Clinical Procurement Specialist Network (CPSN), have joined forces to help nursing staff use their unparalleled knowledge and experience to have a say in how their trust purchases and utilises key clinical supplies.
Watch their video (above) to find out how this approach is ensuring greater levels of patient safety and saving money at Tower Hamlets PCT.
This week's book review
‘The highlight of the book is the practical application, which should support practitioners and service users to understand, apply and see improvements in quality of care.’
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A new campaign is set to encourage nurses to get involved in the purchasing of clinical products to ensure greater patient safety and more cost-effective treatment. The RCN, NHS Supply Chain and the Clinical Procurement Specialist Network have worked together to produce a toolkit to help nurses buy better
This week's issue
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Nursing academics have painted a gloomy picture for the profession over the next five years, in the wake of the general election, including further pay restraint, pressure and organisational change.
Last week we had the pleasure of hosting our fourth Student Nursing Times Awards.
The NHS constitution requires the NHS to provide a comprehensive service available to all irrespective of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, gender reassignment, parental status or marital or civil partnership status.
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This week's open access article
Government initiatives have increased interest in cognitive behavioural therapy to treat people with mental health issues by helping them solve problems themselves