Experienced nurses nearing retirement are being employed full-time to help support and mentor newly qualified staff, under a pilot scheme intended to boost retention rates at a hospital trust on the London and Essex border.
A bullying culture between accident and emergency department nurses at a hospital trust in Merseyside has led to “tribal divisions” between staff and has been perpetuated by bosses failing to intervene, an independent report has found.
Short staffing makes it more likely that nurses and other staff will make errors with medication, the Royal College of Nursing has warned following a high profile report on the issue.
A detailed review by senior nurses has identified “common themes” where trusts that are struggling with poor ratings for services for children and young people can look to improve.
Over 35,000 nurse posts in the health service in England are currently vacant, according to data published for the first time by NHS Improvement as part of its latest quarterly update.
Trainee nursing associates must be given adequate supervision when learning about medicines management but employers should name any “safety critical” drugs those in the new role will be expected to administer once qualified, new guidance from Health Education England states.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council has unveiled a list of over 90 procedures and communication skills that nursing associates should be trained in, as part of draft proposals published yesterday.
Hospital nurses and health professionals could soon be wearing uniforms brushed with tiny copper nanoparticles to reduce the spread of bacterial infections and viruses, according to researchers.
Uncertainty over the government’s Brexit immigration plans is creating “anxiety” among the UK’s European Union workers, including the thousands employed in the health and care sector, warn MPs.
Postgraduate pre-registration nursing and midwifery students in England will no longer receive bursaries to cover their tuition fees and living costs, the government has confirmed.