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.
An under-fire NHS hospital has been reprimanded by health officials for failing to meet national safety standards.
More than a third of nurses believe the culture around raising concerns has improved at their employer in the last 12 months – but many still report negative consequences from doing so.
Foundation trusts overspend on agency staffSubscription
The foundation trust sector massively overspent on contract and agency staff in the final three months of last year, data from the regulator Monitor shows.
Questions have been raised over the value of mortality statistics published for NHS hospitals, after an academic taking part in a review of their use branded them “spurious” and said the public would be better off ignoring them.
Trusts placed in “special measures” for poor performance have appointed 600 plus more nursing staff over a period of just three months, according to a progress report.
'Make culture change the priority for 2014'Subscription
Welcome to this special Christmas bulletin edition of Nursing Times.
Patients and the public who want to celebrate the NHS and its achievements need to be given a better way to be able to do so, according to national patient champion Ashley Brookes.
Employers must understand that raising concerns is important and to be welcomed, says Kim Holt
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”.