The Scottish government is to invest £6.9m over three years for training and educating practice nurses and district nurses to “help support a sustainable 24/7 community nursing workforce”.
Only around 15% of hospital children’s services are backed up by a full-time community nursing service, creating difficulty in discharging children early, the authors of an audit report have warned.
The nursing regulator has announced that it is seeking a registered nurse or midwife with a community service background or leadership experience to join its ruling council.
Over a quarter of community nurses still use paper-based systems, despite the vast majority who utilise technology saying they find digital ways of working more reliable, according to a new report.
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.