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.
Almost two-thirds of nurses have considered quitting their jobs in the last 12 months because they are so stressed, a survey has found.
Let’s see some action on nursing numbersSubscription
In the past few years we have seen a plethora of critical reports about NHS care, and in the vast majority nurses came in for a kicking.
'Action must be taken to create a safer NHS'Subscription
The government needs to do something now the dust has settled on Francis 2, Cavendish, Keogh and Berwick.
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.
'Let's always strive for perfection'Subscription
Welcome to this week’s special e-edition of Nursing Times.
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.
A major review aimed at introducing a “zero-harm culture” in the NHS is set to be published.
RCN begins safe staffing campaign in capitalSubscription
The Royal College of Nursing’s London branch has launched a campaign to ensure hospitals are properly staffed to take care of the capital’s patients.
I’ve been shocked to observe the contrast in safety culture between the NHS and the nuclear industry, says James Titcombe