On The Pulse
The sunshine we’ve enjoyed over the last few days suggests spring is on the way at last, but winter seems reluctant to loosen its icy grip on the health service.
Attending a conference on reducing restrictive practice earlier this week, I found it difficult to hear stories of patient deaths and injuries as a result of restraint.
Monday this week was the first day that nursing associates were able to join the Nursing and Midwifery Council register – around 1,800 are expected to qualify and come on board over the next few months.
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Viral and bacterial infections have historically been one of the major causes of illness and death.
The lack of quotes from nurses in health stories written by national media journalists was an issue that gained the profession’s attention on social media earlier this week.
Monday morning started early, with one shiny new 136-page plan for the NHS in England and two Mays at Alder Hey.
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The first wave of nursing associates will take up their posts this year, and there has been much discussion around their roles and responsibilities and how they will fit into nursing teams.
As Nursing Times reported earlier this week, the NHS is to be banned from buying fax machines.
With its tendency to grab leaders’ attention to the extent that they can do little else, the workforce shortage is starting to feel like the nursing profession’s very own Brexit.
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This week Nursing Times reported on a trust identified by the Care Quality Commission as requiring improvement. The report authors described several ward teams at North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust as “burnt out”.