Most hospital inpatients report that nurses and clinicians “always” treat them with dignity and respect, according to the Care Quality Commission’s annual survey results, though concerns have been raised over lengthy discharge delays and lack of information for self-care when patients go home.
Nurses are the least-appreciated group of professionals among public sector workers, a survey of staff from councils, schools and other emergency services has suggested.
New app technology is being expanded in Scotland that government ministers say will enable practice nurses to better monitor blood pressure with fewer patient appointments needed.
A first of its kind online service for people with type 2 diabetes is set to be piloted later this year, in a bid to help them manage the condition “independently,” NHS England has announced.
Quiet times in hospital neonatal units may be related to improving infant health, according to US researchers who have been assessing the impact of the idea.
A specialist nurse has highlighted the potential of a new heart procedure to improve patient experience, after her unit was named as an international flagship site for the operation.
A patient who underwent a stem cell transplant has praised the “incredible” efforts of his specialist nurse – a person he said he “would not have got to this point” in his recovery without.
Nursing staff who helped organise a surprise wedding ceremony for a patient undergoing end-of-life care have described how proud they are to be able to “touch patients’ lives”.
Teams of lead nurses, ward sisters and ward staff, backed by hospital governors, are to start doing surprise visits, as part of a fresh approach being introduced by a trust’s senior nursing staff.
NHS staff and care homes in North Devon have begun using the so-called red bag scheme to improve the experience of people who are admitted to hospital from a care home.