Issue : 24 February 2016
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A national review of maternity services has called for a “more radical” approach to staffing models, in which small groups of midwives take responsibility for a caseload between them to ensure women are looked after by professionals they know.
The report from the independent national maternity review, published today by NHS England, has set out seven overarching themes plus a range of recommendations designed to improve care in England.
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Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey readmitted againSubscription
Pauline Cafferkey, the Scottish nurse who originally caught the ebola virus in 2014, has been admitted to hospital in connection with the disease for a third time.
As revalidation approaches many nurses are collecting their evidence to ensure they are ready when their registration is due for renewal.
An independent review of maternity care in England has uncovered what has been labelled a “distressingly wide variation” in the quality of services.
A culture of “silo working” and a “lack of respect” between midwives, obstetricians and other healthcare professionals has been revealed in an independent review of maternity services in England.
Women should be given their own budgets to spend on their maternity care, a national review has said, as part of a series of recommendations to increase the proportion of births outside of hospital settings.
Minimising VTE in patients with cancerSubscription
Patients with cancer are at increased risk of venous thromboembolism, which can be life-threatening. Health professionals and patients need to understand the risk factors
Before implementing a change in practice, nurses require a systematic, evidence-based approach to identifying gaps in services and the need for change