Issue : 24 May 2011
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A regulator has criticised trusts for the “opportunistic” takeover of community services, a process which sees thousands of nurses change employer.
Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has given the clearest signal yet the transition to commissioning consortia will be slowed down, with other structures remaining in place “where GPs are not yet ready” to take over.
The observant of you may have noticed that I’ve been away for the past two issues of Nursing Times.
ANPs cut inpatient cardiac arrests by fifthSubscription
A team of advanced nurse practitioners on call 24 hours a day have helped reduce the number of cardiac arrests at their trust by a fifth.
A senior nursing leader has accused some GPs involved in setting up commissioning groups of “nepotism”, claiming they have appointed their practice nurse wives to decision-making posts.
Many medical staff at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust are still in denial about the extent of failings in care, according to its chair.
A multifactorial approach to falls preventionSubscription
Implementing a range of interventions can help cut patient falls and improve safety
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has called on nurses to play a “key role” in new boards being set up to safeguard vulnerable adults.
Midwife ratios linked to readmission ratesSubscription
Maternity units with shortages of midwives are likely to have higher rates of readmission, UK nursing researchers have warned.
Every palliative care patient should be assigned a nurse, or alternative care worker, to “help them navigate their way to a dignified death”, a major review looks set to recommend.