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Sick A&E staff should go homeSubscription
A&E nurses who contract viral infections should be sent home at the first sign of illness and not return to work until they have been symptom free for 48 hours, according to Scottish researchers.
Half of mental health nurses assaultedSubscription
More than half of nurses on mental health wards have been physically assaulted while at work, healthcare watchdogs have warned.
The NHS workforce is becoming increasingly transient, according to latest survey results
Health organisations fear electronic attackSubscription
Organisations in the health and social care sector are ignoring warnings of the dangers of electronic attack, major outbreaks of disease, and extreme weather conditions, and failing to take precautions, a report has warned.
Nurses' warnings about Mid Staffs were ignoredSubscription
Warnings made by nurses about chronic staff shortages in emergency care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust were ignored, Nursing Times can reveal.
As part of its findings on Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, the Healthcare Commission included the wider health service in its recommendations.
Independent health provider Bupa has announced it is to recruit an extra 800 new nursing and auxiliary staff to work in its care homes.
The NMC has, for the first time, been granted the power to reinstate a nurse previously struck off the nursing register.
NHS staff complain of lack of support in surveySubscription
Nearly half of NHS employees feel they can not do their job properly due to poor staffing levels, research has shown.
Unions have called for better staffing levels in the NHS following revelations in this year’s staff survey.