...Reports of large numbers of nurses leaving register
A detailed review by senior nurses has identified “common themes” where trusts that are struggling with poor ratings for services for children and young people can look to improve.
Patients were harmed and staff bullied and harassed at a community trust where managers were obsessed with achieving foundation status, according to a damning independent report.
Nearly one in five nurses working in adult social care are on so-called “zero hours” contracts, reveals a report by auditors that lays bare the worrying extent of nursing staff shortages across the sector.
Here we unpack the key points made in a vital report contributed to by Nursing Times readers on the current state of the nursing workforce, the challenges facing it and the possible solutions.
Around 60% of learning disability nursing, 40% of adult nursing and 25% of mental health nursing courses recruited fewer students than planned this year, according to the Royal College of Nursing.
New guidance on setting safe staffing levels, especially for nursing, across five settings has been published by NHS Improvement for use in the health service in England.
Nurses across England are to be offered specialist training about how to use an endorsed safe staffing tool, after it was discovered that some organisations have been using the aid incorrectly.
The NHS in England is unable to fill round 3,000 empty nurse posts despite the use of bank and agency staff, according to a report by a group of MPs, which has also raised concerns about the lack of robust national data on the shortage.
An increased focus on patient safety and staffing since the Francis inquiry into the care scandal at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has led to directors of nursing in health service hospitals having more of an influence on fellow executive staff, a report has suggested.
Parts of the NHS are hiring only one nurse for every 400 jobs advertised, show new figures that reveal the extent of nursing staff shortages in England.