A mental health trust in Sussex has improved its performance across three key areas, according to regulators, but must get better at supporting staff, risk assessment and governance.
A practice nurse researcher is to work with a team of international technology experts to develop innovative new methods of assessing how well student nurses are learning.
Hospital nurses are an “underused resource” for informing policy decisions on quality and safety, according to Swedish researchers, who carried out a major study into assessments of care by staff.
Hospital inspectors have told South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust that it must make improvements on patient risk assessments, safeguarding and mental health capacity awareness.
Around 20% of US hospital patients are discharged before all their vital signs are stable, a pattern associated with an increased risk of death and readmission, according to researchers.
Almost a third of emergency departments in the UK are not using a formalised scoring system for recording vital signs in children, leading to variations in assessment and potentially undetected illness, an audit has revealed.
A free mobile phone application has been launched to provide nurses and other clinicians in hospitals with a simple to use way of identifying high risk surgical patients.
Healthy patients should need “few, if any” tests before undergoing planned surgery, according to updated official guidance for the NHS, which highlights the increasing role of nurse-led assessments.
All regulated health and social care professionals will in the future be legally required to report “known” cases of female genital mutilation in children under the age of 18, according to government proposals.
Practice nurses and GPs treating diabetes patients who do not have their condition under control will be encouraged to give them “information prescriptions”, under an initiative launched today.