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Over a third of trusts are not displaying a named clinician above patient beds despite health secretary Jeremy Hunt introducing the policy 18 months ago.
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust is the latest to turn to Skype to help recruit nurses from abroad and tackle staffing shortages.
The “inadequate” rating given to Hinchingbrooke hospital by healthcare inspectors was a “knife in the heart” for nurses who work there, according to its director of nursing.
There should be a minimum of one nurse per four cubicles in accident and emergency departments, according to new draft guidance on safe staffing levels.
A senior nurse at one of Wales’s busiest accident and emergency departments has described a weekend night shift as more stressful than working in a warzone.
Around 90% of patient contact in the NHS happens in general practice. It is estimated that at least one in five nurses working in this setting are aged 55 or over, and expect to retire within five or 10 years.