For the first time, health and social care experts say they have developed a “definitive” set of outcome measures and key performance indicators (KPIs) for toileting and containment strategies.
Research into safe staffing levels in community services is needed to uncover the scale of staff shortages, which are threatening patient care and causing workers to go off sick, Unison members have urged.
Dementia patients should have location finding devices – like GPS trackers – so that family carers and the police can locate the person in an emergency if they get lost, according to researchers.
The national workforce planning body Health Education England has begun a review of community nursing training, following problems filling places on programmes in recent years.
The Queen’s Nursing Institute has announced that its new chair of its council will be Dr John Unsworth, head of learning and teaching enhancement at the University of Sunderland.
Hospital services in Shropshire are set to benefit from a £300m cash injection to improve emergency and urgency care as part of a major investment in new buildings, wards and beds unveiled by the government.
Rutland in the East Midlands has appointed its first Admiral nurse via a partnership between the charity that oversees the service nationally and the county’s council.
A second cohort of support workers has started a foundation degree course run by independent provider Virgin Care.
The arrival of winter has become synonymous with missed waiting time targets, cancelled operations and efforts to redirect people away from accident and emergency departments.
Northern Ireland’s health department has launched a plan designed to make provision by the country’s district nursing teams 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.