Student nurses successfully took over the running of a ward last month at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, as part of a new model of learning, according to those behind the initiative.
A head of nursing at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust has paid tribute to the “exceptional bravery” of staff who helped protect patients when a man wielding a knife went on the rampage.
A national campaign to end “pyjama paralysis” has helped reduce falls and pressure ulcers and cut the length of time people spent in hospital, according to an evaluation.
The UK’s first guidance has been launched on safeguarding to help nurses and other healthcare staff more effectively protect vulnerable adults.
The consequences of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) reach well beyond patients’ physical health, sometimes leading to soured social relationships, according to UK researchers.
Bowel cancer patients living in the most deprived areas have up to 13% higher levels of emergency admissions prior to a diagnosis than those in the least deprived areas, according to UK researchers.
Senior nurse Louise Stead has been appointed as the new chief executive of Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Nurses and other clinicians have been told to treat all people with high potassium levels as an emergency, after 35 people including a baby and child suffered a cardiac arrest.
Staff shortages and hospital overcrowding have contributed to an apparent increase in sepsis death by more than a third in two years, according to a UK safety expert.
A multidrug-resistant bacterial species that can cause infections in hospitals is becoming increasingly tolerant to the alcohols used in handwash disinfectants, according to Australian researchers.