More than a third of healthcare staff have been found to be contaminated with multi-drug resistant organisms after caring for patients colonised or infected with the bacteria, according to a US study.
An accident and emergency nurse in the North of England has spoken out about the harsh realities of life as a nurse working in the A&E department, following a series of patient backlash.
Liz Rix is to leave University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust and become the new chief nurse at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.
Hospital nurses will be required to alert consultants if patients with suspected sepsis do not respond to treatment within an hour, under new rules being brought in to reduce deaths.
An artist who works for a hospital charity is appealing for help to uncover the identity of 50 Westminster Hospital nurses from a photograph taken in 1919.
NHS England has vowed to provide free tampons and other sanitary products for hospital patients across the country, after doctors’ leaders called for the move last month.
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A new online tool has been developed with the aim of making it easier for hospital nurses to find a bed for vulnerable patients in care homes.
NHS hospitals have been told by the government to ditch “outdated” pagers by the end of 2021, in a move set to save nurses 21 minutes per shift.
More than half of newly qualified nurses are picked on in the workplace by their superiors, researchers have found.
Contingency plans have been triggered to ensure NHS trusts are stocked up with enough examination gloves for their staff, following problems with a key supplier based in Europe.
Evelina London Children’s Hospital and community services have introduced NHS rainbow badges for its staff to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) patients.
The children’s wards at both the James Cook University Hospital and Friarage Hospital now have a fleet of five electric cars.
One of the largest NHS trusts in England has been lifted out of special measures after four years under the regime for struggling healthcare providers.
A hospital trust in the West Midlands has launched an investigation into five “maternal deaths” over the past 18 months.
Sinks situated next to patient toilets in hospital rooms may be reservoirs for Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC), increasing the risk of dangerous germ transmission, according to researchers.
The British Medical Association is calling for free sanitary products across all hospitals in the UK, as doctors say it is essential to the health, dignity and wellbeing of inpatients.
A trust in Leeds is creating a national network of expert nurses to help lead work on transition for young people into adult services, following a £1m funding grant.
Axing the four-hour waiting time target for accident and emergency care would have an “adverse effect” on patient safety, a leading nurse unionist has warned.
A trust has been praised for cutting unnecessary hospital admissions and easing pressure on medics by putting senior nurses in charge of assessing children and young people.
Nurses at a hospital in Dorset have helped ease pressures on its emergency department this winter via a “streaming” service that saw 60 patients redirected on Sunday, a matron working on the initiative has revealed to Nursing Times.
Staff at a hospital in London have found a hidden “treasure trove” in the back of a filing cabinet, with a scary twist.
The “red bag” initiative is being rolled out across North East Lincolnshire to help care home residents receive quick and effective transfer and treatment when they go into hospital.
The number of visits to England’s accident and emergency departments by homeless people has more than trebled since 2011, according to a doctors’ union.
A senior nurse has been recognised by hospital inspectors for going above and beyond her call of duty to help a young patient regain her confidence after falling off a horse, as they rated her trust as “outstanding”.
Nursing staff at a trust in the North East look unlikely to receive compensation for a hike in parking permit charges, following a breakdown in talks between managers and a union.
A former mental health nurse has been made the new boss of a struggling acute trust in Cornwall.
Introducing dedicated expert nurses to proactively monitor patients at increased risk of “clinical deterioration” can help cut intensive care transfers by up to 40%, according to a new US study.
Brighton and Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust has been taken out of special measures after a “dramatic change” in the organisation’s performance.
The director of nursing at a trust in North East England has praised staff for helping to reduce the number of patients falling ill with a Clostridium difficile infection while under their care by almost a third.
Comprehensive same-day care for the seriously ill and walking wounded will soon be available at most major accident and emergency departments, under moves designed to ease pressure on England’s struggling hospitals.
Problem drinkers and smokers who end up in hospital will be helped by dedicated new services, as part of the new NHS long-term plan, according to those behind the strategy.
Nurses at an Essex hospital who have had their work parking permits taken away due to lack of space are being asked to take the bus instead.
Health chiefs have praised frontline staff for helping NHS services to run more smoothly over this festive period compared to last year.
A specialist nurse is set to take on a half marathon to raise money for a machine that will help minimise “distress” for children who need regular blood tests.
Shorter critical care patients have an increased mortality risk compared to others being treated in intensive care settings, according to researchers.
No children aged under 12 are being allowed to visit a hospital trust at any time at present, in order to try and limit the spread of norovirus in the region.
The accident and emergency department at a hospital in Lincolnshire must improve “as a matter of urgency”, according to regulators, who highlighted staff shortages among other concerns.
Nurses at a hospital trust are helping dementia patients to make meal choices and enjoy their food through the introduction of a new finger food menu.
Hospital staff and patients have been asked to dim the lighting and keep noise to a minimum as part of a new sleep campaign.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust has appointed an experienced health service leader and former nurse and midwife as its new chief executive.
Nurses based at a hospital in South Wales are hosting a Christmas Day lunch for patients in the community who are most vulnerable.
A nursing team in London has done the “out of the ordinary” by helping a terminally ill patient to fulfil a final wish of going to the stay at the seaside with his family.
A specialist nurse has held a Christmas spectacular to help young patients with epilepsy “make friends and realise they aren’t on their own”.
Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust has become the latest NHS provider to offer to pay the “settled status” application fees for any EU nursing staff who want to stay in the UK after Brexit.
A group of 12 nurses and a nursing assistant who have spent most of their careers working for Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust are among those honoured for their long service.
Giving nurses the tools to rapidly diagnose respiratory illnesses when patients walk into A&E can help ease winter pressures on busy hospitals, researchers say.
A specialist nurse-led service in Leicester has helped halve hospital deaths from pneumonia and could save thousands of lives each year if replicated across the NHS, say those behind the scheme.
Having too few trained nurses on hospital wards is linked with a daily 3% increase in the risk of patient death, which does not reduce when staffing gaps are plugged with nursing assistants, new UK research has found.
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has received a donation to continue funding its recently introduced professional award for its most outstanding nurses and midwives.
Nursing staff at a hospital trust in Yorkshire are celebrating being a year free of the superbug MRSA for the first time.