Staff reported problems raising patient safety concerns at half of the 14 acute trusts investigated in a major review, analysis by Nursing Times has revealed.
A group of senior nurses are calling on the Care Quality Commission to monitor nurse staffing levels as an “early warning” of where poor care is likely to happen, Nursing Times has been told.
The Welsh government has rejected calls for an inquiry into NHS care standards and death rates.
Plans to address the problem of bulging A&E departments “lack sufficient urgency”, MPs have warned.
Thousands of nursing posts are set to be axed by NHS foundation trusts over the next three years despite fears over short-staffed wards and quality of care.
In order to ensure safe care in the NHS, we need to lift the veil of secrecy, says Peter Carter
Link between trusts with high mortality and insufficient nursing numbers is now “undeniable”, say unions in wake of Keogh review.
The political fallout from the publication of Sir Bruce Keogh’s report into 14 failing hospital trusts continues, with Labour and the Conservatives seeking to blame each other over the scandal.
The Keogh mortality review has asked Sherwood Forest Hospitals Foundation Trust to focus on the quality and safety of patient care rather than “meeting Monitor [performance] breaches in finance and governance”.
Keogh review highlights Dudley staffing concernsSubscription
The Dudley Group of Hospitals has said it is to carry out a review of staffing levels after concerns raised by the Keogh review panel.