Issue : 10 August 2016
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Putting the 'super' in supernumerarySubscription
When I started my nursing degree, I was prepared to be a quiet observer; during my first placement I listened, learned, and did what was asked of me.
Michael Baptiste says a real sense of commitment to tackling discrimination in the NHS is significantly lacking
An official report has revealed the full extent to which a range of problems including understaffing, lack of leadership and limited incident reporting is risking patient safety at a Greater Manchester NHS trust.
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust’s well-respected nursing director and deputy chief executive has also taken on the role of chief nurse at a nearby struggling trust, as part of a new executive team to help tackle a series of problems putting patient safety at risk.
A combination of virtual reality and treadmill training could help prevent falls in older adults, according to researchers.
Nurses develop game to help reduce drug errorsSubscription
A board game, based on drug rounds, has been developed by nurse educators to help frontline healthcare staff to minimise medication errors.
Latest draft guidelines for the NHS recommend a £2-a-day anti-clotting drug be used for up to three years to reduce the further risk of cardiovascular events in heart attack patients.
Student nurses to ‘hone skills’ in A&E simulatorSubscription
Derby University has become the latest academic institution to install an “immersive suite” for nursing students to hone skills in real-life simulated environment.
District nurses working beyond contracted hours has become “almost a daily occurrence” in parts of Greater Manchester due to staffing shortfalls, Care Quality Commission inspectors have concluded following a trust inspection.