Progress on safe staffing sparked by the Mid Staffs care scandal and its ensuing inquiry has been stunted by nurse workforce shortages and financial constraints, a major review has warned.
The silencing of nurse voices at the top tables of the NHS is “wrong and needs to be redressed”, a leading barrister has warned.
New guidance on setting safe staffing levels, especially for nursing, across five settings has been published by NHS Improvement for use in the health service in England.
An increased focus on patient safety and staffing since the Francis inquiry into the care scandal at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has led to directors of nursing in health service hospitals having more of an influence on fellow executive staff, a report has suggested.
A new burgundy tunic is to be rolled out across Scotland for all band 8 nurse managers and above who are working in clinical settings, ministers have officially announced.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has indicated that any future pay rise for nurses and other NHS staff will be dependent on boosting productivity via contractual changes, potentially affecting shift patterns.
Healthcare staff who regularly share the emotional, social or ethical challenges they face in the workplace experience less psychological distress, according to a UK study.
A “worrying” picture of nurse staffing levels has emerged, experts have warned, as the latest workforce figures for England reveal a sustained decline in the number of nurses in the NHS compared with the year before.
NHS nurses and other staff have become the “shock absorbers” of a health service under chronic strain, according to a new report on improving wellbeing at work.
Nursing is facing a “deadly combination” of too few people being trained, experienced staff leaving the health service and a “criminal” lack of workforce planning, the head of the UK’s major nursing union has said.