Plans to address the problem of bulging A&E departments “lack sufficient urgency”, MPs have warned.
Why are ward staffing levels being made public?Subscription
On 24 June 2014, NHS Choices will be publishing the planned and actual number of nurses on each shift on every inpatient ward in England
Link between trusts with high mortality and insufficient nursing numbers is now “undeniable”, say unions in wake of Keogh review.
Almost two-thirds of nurses have considered quitting their jobs in the last 12 months because they are so stressed, a survey has found.
The chair of a hospital trust that was put in special measures after a major review of high mortality rates said it would have been a “grave mistake and false economy” not to boost its chief executive’s salary by £25,000.
An Essex hospital trust has been criticised by one of its own staff for recruiting Spanish nurses, barely two months after it was criticised over patient safety concerns in a major review.
A forthcoming major review of nurse education and training in England will draw heavily on key patient safety reports from last year, according to those overseeing the work.
Tameside nurse staffing 'inadequate'Subscription
The Keogh review of high death rate trusts has called for urgent action to address insufficient nurse staffing, inadequate supervision of junior doctors, and insufficient access to critical care beds at Tameside Hospital.
Top performing NHS managers are to be drafted in to turn around failing hospitals in a move that health secretary Jeremy Hunt said would lead to “real change”.
Staffing levels, staffing ratios, staffing skill mix – we’ve been writing a lot about these topics over the past few years but even more so over the last few months it seems.