NHS mental healthcare staff can “lack the capacity, skills and training” they need to do their job effectively, according to a report drawing together learning from complaints.
A range of measures to encourage people from a diverse range of backgrounds into nursing and midwifery have been recommended, following the publication of a major workforce and education review that was commissioned by the chief nursing officer for Scotland.
The ongoing decline in district nurse numbers is contributing to the winter pressures currently facing hospitals, as it is reducing the ability to treat people at home, a community nurse leader has warned.
The Royal College of Nursing has warned of a “dangerous blind spot” that has been created surrounding the scale of assaults on health service staff.
A national care workers’ charter is needed that sets out what social care staff can expect from employers for wages, employment terms and conditions, training and career development, say MPs.
More than one in four nurses in England is obese, according to a new study, which warns this could hamper their ability to deliver safe and effective care.
Employers have said they want more information from the Welsh government about how senior nurses in charge of calculating staffing levels will be held accountable under new laws in Wales, as well as further details on the sanctions that could be applied to health boards.
The demand from healthcare assistants wanting to take part in nursing associate training has been described as “fantastic” by the head of the workforce body leading the introduction of the new role, who also praised the quality of applicants.
Seven nurses have resigned in just two months from a trust’s under-pressure accident and emergency departments in the Midlands, with at least one flagging patient safety concerns.
School nursing services in Birmingham are only to be targeted at communities in the city that need them the most, under wider local council plans aimed at making £123m of annual savings by 2022.