Recent research shows that abuse in nursing homes for older people is not always reported and sometimes deliberately concealed. What can be done to tackle under-reporting?
Is it safe for nurses to blow the whistle?Subscription
When they see incidences of poor care or patient safety issues, nurses and other health professionals have a duty to raise concerns, but this may present personal risks
Nurses choose their profession to deliver compassionate and effective patient care, but they may quickly discover that nurses can be dreadful to each other, explains Renee Thompson
Creating a safety culture requires acting on safety concerns rather than just counting past harms, says Elaine Maxwell
It takes courage to speak out and raise concerns in the workplace, which is why student nurses need to be trained in that area, says Emma Blakey
Raising concerns is an essential part of improving practice, as the Francis Freedom to Speak Up review indicated last week. Escal8 sets out steps to deal with these issues
Intentional rounding: a critique of the evidenceSubscription
Many of the studies supporting intentional rounding are not robust. Nursing managers need to look less to political obedience and more to the evidence base
Learning from family and nurse narrativesSubscription
Narratives from the Francis reports can guide the implementation of ethical leadership and improve the organisational culture of the NHS
I qualified as a nurse more than 17 years ago and, as a result of that, I have seen three governments run the NHS, continuous changes and a whole host of health-service scandals that have ended in increased scrutiny and criticism by the media and by society.
After Francis: the government responseSubscription
The government’s response to the Francis report contained a number of undertakings that will have a major impact on nursing