Analysis, interviews and investigations
The extreme pressure on nursing and other NHS staff is making it harder for them to act quickly to prevent life-threatening sepsis, according to one survivor who lost all his limbs to the condition.
A nurse whistleblower is taking the profession’s regulator to court in order to help restore her reputation, having already successfully fought to clear her name, she tells Nursing Times.
The health service has rightly been praised for its response to the terror attack in Manchester on 22 May. Nursing Times spoke to seven nurses involved in treating victims and organising care.
Who is promising what on health ahead of the general election and who should nurses vote for? Difficult questions to answer, but here Nursing Times sets out some of what we know so far.
Sensors in soap dispensers could soon be used to check whether nurses have washed their hands, the first trust to trial “TeleTracking” technology in the NHS has told Nursing Times.
A Nursing Times investigation has revealed that thousands of nurses accept payments and benefits from the UK pharmaceutical industry each year, sparking warnings that they should “keep their eyes wide open” in dealings with drugs companies.
Trainee nursing associates are already being used to help plug gaps in rotas left by vacant nurse posts in some areas, an investigation by Nursing Times has revealed.
Apprenticeships should not be seen as a solution to the nursing workforce crisis and traditional university training must be the “absolute priority and focus”, warns a leading figure in nurse education.
Workforce pressures, education structures and negative perceptions are all holding back nurse involvement in vital research and innovation that could benefit patient care, a Nursing Times survey has revealed.
The new nursing associate role has been developed very much with England in mind but how and if it will fit into the healthcare systems of the rest of the UK remains undecided, Nursing Times can reveal.