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.
Dame Julie Moore, a former nurse and now one of England’s leading trust chief executives, has said there should be “one regulator” that brings together NHS Improvement and the Care Quality Commission.
An innovative scheme that sees nurses visit patients where they live improves care for people with lung disease, frees up hospital beds and saves health service resources, according to researchers.
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.
The wearing of cameras by mental health nurses is acceptable to both patients and staff, according to researchers who found it also coincided with a fall in complaints, incidents and restraints.
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.
Public Health England has launched a new online “breastfeeding friend chatbot” designed to support and encourage new mothers to keep breastfeeding.
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.