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Young people with mental health conditions in London are helping to train hospital nursing staff to better support others in crisis when they are receiving urgent medical treatment.
Nurses, doctors and therapists at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are working together to identify and treat people with severe asthma who could benefit from new drugs.
Winning the “hearts and minds” of nursing staff is among the first priorities in a concerted drive to improve her struggling hospital trust’s performance, a new chief nurse has told Nursing Times.
Falling numbers of asthma deaths, hospital admissions and prevalence have not changed regional and socio-economic variations in the condition, according to researchers.
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust has made enough progress for it to removed from special measures, but accident and emergency nurse staffing levels and infection prevention are among the concerns that still need addressing, hospital inspectors have said.
A team of “champions” is being enlisted across Morriston Hospital, as part of a new campaign highlighting sepsis that also includes mandatory training and an updated screening tool.
A sister credited with developing an infusion service at her hospital in North Wales has received an award from the country’s most senior nurse.
A major campaign to get NHS staff to encourage patients to change from their pyjamas into clothes and get up and moving around is being supported by the most senior nurse in Wales.
Hillingdon Hospital staff, including senior managers, have been donning their nightwear this week to draw attention to the issue of “pyjama paralysis” in older patients.
Patient care information is often being recorded by nurses in an “inaccurate, inconsistent, repetitive and incomplete” way, leading to potential safety concerns, according to researchers.