Issue : 11 December 2012
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The big question: will rules ordering trusts to open up about mistakes lead to greater transparency?Subscription
The Department of Health recently announced that from April 2013 NHS providers will be contractually required to tell patients when mistakes happen, under what is described as a “duty of candour”.
Schizophrenia report demands better careSubscription
Significant improvements in care are needed if the lives of schizophrenia sufferers are to get better, according to the first national audit for people with the severe mental illness.
Addenbrooke's nurse wins national awardSubscription
A nurse from Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridgeshire has been given a national NHS award for his mentoring and teaching skills.
More than 750,000 people could be affected by outbreaks of norovirus across the UK this winter, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) has claimed.
My experience of working in adult mental health so far has very much been alone the lines of “you are a nurse, this is your patient, you give them treatment and that is it.”
Is Twitter changing nursing?Subscription
Through a series of Twitter chats, Teresa Chinn investigates the nursing professions’ uptake of this communication tool
Nearly 80 nurses are due to start work next year at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust as part of ongoing efforts to improve staffing levels to cope with increased patient acuity.
Trust removes ward manager after CQC spot check Subscription
Heart of England Foundation Trust has replaced a ward manager following a negative Care Quality Commission inspection.
New rules ordering NHS organisations to tell patients when their safety or care has been put at risk could conversely lead to fewer incidents being reported by nurses and frontline staff, it has emerged.
A new cost-effective care model for children’s continence is improving patient outcomes and concordance by empowering families to take an active role