Issue : 21 January 2015
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Insufficient staffing levels, poor hygiene and infection control procedures, and nursing staff not always treating patients in a caring way are among the problems found at Colchester General Hospital by inspectors.
Nurses from the European Union may soon be required to take a test proving they are suitably equipped to speak English before working in the NHS.
Labour pledges nurse training boostSubscription
Labour has pledged to make increasing the number of nurse training places in the NHS “one of the first things” it would do if it wins the general election in May.
'Practice what you preach'Subscription
Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to eat more healthily, lose weight, tone up, or do more exercise? By the time this blog is published, apparently most people will have failed.
Can you advise this student nurse?
New year, so let’s look at the old you Subscription
Experienced nurses could learn a thing or two from their younger selves
Education leaders have called for a new competency framework to strengthen learning disability training for all branches of student nurses, following concerns many staff working in health and social care settings have limited knowledge in this area.
Midwives should no longer be investigated by supervisors, according to a recommendation from a major independent review looking at how to improve regulation of midwifery.
How many of us practice care with the assumption that our level of compassion meets the needs of the patient?Subscription
Do we ever compare previous patient experience, rather than base our care on the ‘facts’ in front of us? Have there been times when assumptions have been made, conclusions drawn, and the situation in fact made worse?
Make Every Contact Count - twitter discussionVideoSubscription
A summary of social media activity from Make Every Contact Count Day 21 January 2015