...Reports of large numbers of nurses leaving register
Most spontaneous births take place between 1:00 and 6.59am with a peak around 4am and a trough in the afternoon, according to UK researchers.
Nurse staffing levels are a key factor in achieving good patient experiences, according to a new framework put together by the NHS regulator for England.
The UK’s most widely-used safe staffing tool will need to evolve to take into account different types of nursing role, according to one of its architects, who says the profession must embrace the opportunities provided by new job titles and routes into nursing.
Scotland has cut its spending on agency nurses and midwives by 3.6% during the last financial year to £23.6m, according to the latest figures released by NHS Scotland.
A bill designed to ensure nurse staffing levels in Scotland are safe has been published by the Scottish government.
Ensuring the right nurse staffing levels is key when it comes to safely dealing with winter pressures on emergency departments, says a new report by the Care Quality Commission.
Staffing shortages at a hospital run by Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust were a factor in the case of a grandmother whose “painful” death from bladder cancer could have been avoided, a report by the health service ombudsman has revealed.
A Devon acute trust is extending the temporary suspension of birthing services at two of its midwife-led maternity units, because of ongoing staffing shortages and safety concerns.
The Royal College of Nursing will look at the possibility of including nurse-to-patient ratios in its campaign for staffing legislation but will not necessarily call for all parts of the UK to adopt the same laws, its chief executive has revealed.
The Royal College of Nursing is to demand safe nurse staffing legislation in all parts of the UK in a new campaign it will launch this autumn, the organisation’s chief executive has announced.