Nursing shortages are affecting the quality of care in hospitals and care homes in Northern Ireland, warn regulators, who have highlighted their concerns to the UK’s Department of Health.
Many independent clinics that provide residential detoxification in England are not providing “safe or good quality care”, according to a warning from the health and social care regulator.
The overwhelming majority of children and young people who stay in hospital overnight or are seen as a day case are happy with the standard of care they receive, a major survey has indicated.
Problems with placements continue to pose a threat to student learning, with around half of all UK universities with pre-registration nursing courses reporting it as a risk in the past year, the nursing regulator has found.
Nursing associates should pay the same annual registration fee as nurses and midwives, according to proposals drawn up by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Nurses have been potentially put at risk of falling off the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s register due to confusing information about revalidation dates provided by the regulator, Nursing Times has learnt.
An annual survey of people’s experiences of using community mental healthcare shows “limited progress” overall, with a decline in performance in some service areas, according to regulators.
Doctors found guilty of sexual offences, theft and fraud tend to get off more lightly than nurses and midwives, suggests the first in-depth report into professional misconduct cases across health and social care.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has added its voice to calls for all registered nurses and midwives to get their flu jab ahead of the coming winter period, which is predicted to be tougher than normal.
Healthcare regulators have decided that Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust has improved sufficiently that it can now exit the “special measures” regime for struggling providers.