Issue : 21 July 2009
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A London mental health trust that may have uncovered a potential legal minefield over lapsed registrations has warned its nurses that they could in future have their pay docked if they fail to renew their registration on time.
Midwifery culture must change to eradicate bullying at all levels of the profession, an Irish study has concluded.
Nurse independent prescribers will be legally empowered to mix medicines – and direct other nurses to do so – after ministers accepted proposals to change the law on mixing medicines in clinical practice.
It is almost five years since the Agenda for Change pay system was introduced to unify pay across the third largest workforce in the world. Richard Staines asks the system’s architects about its successes, failures and future challenges.
Fast-response nursing teams that would allow patients to die in their own homes have not been rolled out in the first year of the government’s end-of-life care strategy, despite such teams being a significant part of the strategy.
Nearly two-thirds of NHS trusts do not have a dedicated budget for training NHS staff in safeguarding children, according to a report by the Care Quality Commission.
NHS could face 12% swine flu sickness absenceSubscription
The health service has been told to prepare for more than one in ten of its workforce to be on sick leave with swine flu at any one time.
There is a need to raise public awareness of the modern roles and skills of nurses and midwives, according to the Prime Minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery.
Cardiff nurses face re-banding threatSubscription
Trusts are starting to focus on cutting staffing costs as the recession exerts pressure on NHS budgets.
Outcome-focused action plans, measuring compliance and sustained enthusiasm are the keys to tackling healthcare-associated infection, argues Janice Stevens