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 sharing of key health service data on the use of antibiotics is “disappointingly” low with frontline nurses and other staff, a progress report on antimicrobial stewardship in England has warned.
The NHS will decide this year whether to introduce “drunk tanks” across the country to take the pressure off accident and emergency departments at busy times of year.
A simple clinical assessment by experienced nurses is “superior” to systematic triage in prediction of mortality in the emergency department, according to Danish researchers.
Seven nurses have resigned in just two months from a trust’s under-pressure accident and emergency departments in the Midlands, with at least one flagging patient safety concerns.
Approaches to self-discharge, including forms used to document the process, should be overhauled to explore the reasons behind those wanting to leave hospital early, instead of them being used to persuade patients to stay “as a priority”, a new study has concluded.
There has been a significant annual increase in the percentage of cancer patients who say they trust and have confidence in all the nursing staff treating them, according to a national survey.
A&E department to close as part of savings planSubscription
An accident and emergency department will close in Staffordshire along with 100 community hospital beds, according to the Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent sustainability and transformation plan.
Emergency care nurses and doctors are under increasing pressure in over-stretched A&E departments, as leaders confirm the situation is “the worst it has ever been”.