Nursing research that has been withdrawn because of major errors or misconduct continues to be included in influential evidence reviews, according to a new study that warns patient safety may be at risk as a result.
An increased focus on patient safety and staffing since the Francis inquiry into the care scandal at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has led to directors of nursing in health service hospitals having more of an influence on fellow executive staff, a report has suggested.
Parts of the NHS are hiring only one nurse for every 400 jobs advertised, show new figures that reveal the extent of nursing staff shortages in England.
Nurse leaders, educators and researchers have come to the defence of nursing as a degree-only entry profession, following controversial views on compassion aired in a newspaper by a surgeon.
A free digital tool designed to help nurses progress in their careers has been launched in London along with voluntary standards for preceptorships, as part of efforts to keep the capital’s nursing staff in the profession.
Academics and unions have called for an urgent government response to latest figures confirming that fewer nurses are joining the NHS than leaving it.
NHS mental health trusts are struggling to staff services on a daily basis, with some regularly resorting to using healthcare assistants in place of registered nurses, a new report by a think-tank has found.
Nursing professors and leaders have warned of the potential “confusion” and “danger” arising from the varied training nursing associates are being given on pilot programmes.
Perceptions of poor quality hospital care are strongly linked to there being too few nurses on duty, rather than staff being “uncaring”, according to new analysis of patient satisfaction levels in England.
Newly qualified nursing associates should be limited in the routes they can administer medication, including controlled drugs, but there is no evidence their introduction will pose a risk to patient safety, according to the academic charged with scrutinising the controversial new role.