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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.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals involved in the transport of critically ill patients should receive training in transfer medicine and gain experience in a supernumerary capacity, according to new guidance.
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.
Thyroid hormones should not be routinely offered to adults with a mildly underactive thyroid gland – known as subclinical hypothyroidism – a panel of international experts has warned.
A grandmother died needlessly after what should have been a routine hip replacement because of multiple errors from hospital staff including nurses, an investigation has found.
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.