...Reports of large numbers of nurses leaving register
Nurses in the US are struggling with burnout and many are considering quitting the profession, according to a survey that reveals startlingly similarities to the situation in the UK.
Staffing shortages at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust mean nurses are sometimes too hard-pressed to provide compassionate care, according to the organisation’s latest inspection report.
Shortages of nursing staff continue to be a problem across Scotland, show the latest workforce figures published ahead of a key debate on new safe staffing law.
A struggling trust in the Midlands has officially been told to improve across a range of workforce safety measures, in particular on ensuring sufficient numbers of midwives.
Questions have been raised over where busy healthcare staff in Scotland will find the time to complete training in how to use new workload planning tools, if proposed legislation is introduced.
Nurse shortages at a struggling acute trust are leading to staff “burn out” and high sickness rates, the health watchdog has warned.
Intensive care services for the sickest patients are to be moved out of Leicester General Hospital because of ongoing concerns about staff shortages and patient safety.
Heavy workloads and staffing issues are among factors contributing to baby deaths and brain injuries during childbirth, says a report that found nearly three quarters might have been prevented with different care.
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has been placed in special measures to address serious safety issues including staffing shortages and concerns about the quality of maternity and urgent care.
Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has said he will “look at” the possibility of introducing safe nurse staffing legislation in England, Nursing Times has learnt.