A Lincolnshire trust has been recommended to return to “special measures”, after the Care Quality Commission found a number of services had deteriorated in the year and a half since it last carried out an inspection.
Final 'Keogh trust' exits special measures regime Subscription
The final trust from the first wave of organisations placed in special measures following the Keogh review has come out of the regime.
Lancashire hospitals praised for progress by CQCSubscription
An NHS trust that was among the first cohort placed in special measures has had both its main hospital sites rated as “good” by the Care Quality Commission.
The Care Quality Commission has recommended that Tameside Hospital Foundation Trust comes out of special measures.
Monitor has taken Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Foundation Trust out of special measures.
The Care Quality Commission has recommended that Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Foundation Trust should come out of special measures.
'Jeremy Hunt’s speech downplayed nurses'Subscription
Secretary of state for health Jeremy Hunt said in his speech last week that he wanted to make the health service “more human-centred and less system-centred”.
Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has announced plans to recruit 140 nurses to help improve patient care and reduce its use of agency staff.
Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust still requires improvement and should remain in special measures, according to the Care Quality Commission’s chief inspector of hospitals.
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
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”.
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.
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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.
I’ve been shocked to observe the contrast in safety culture between the NHS and the nuclear industry, says James Titcombe
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.
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.
Nurse staffing levels were not always sufficient across Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and in need of urgent review, particularly on elderly care wards, the Keogh review has found.
Burton Hospitals Foundation Trust has been placed in “special measures”, and agreed to a series of improvement actions.
Bucks Healthcare Trust ‘unsafe’, staff told Keogh Subscription
Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust staff have described care provided by the trust as “unsafe”, the report by Sir Bruce Keogh’s mortality review team reveals.
Feeling confused? Here’s the Keogh Review at a glance
The NHS has little idea whether nurse staffing levels are safe in England, members of a high profile safety review panel have admitted, after they found hospital data on staffing did not tally with what they found during inspections.
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.
Staff feel unable to raise concerns at Medway FTSubscription
Medway Foundation Trust has insufficient staffing levels and employees there feel unable to raise concerns, according to the Keogh review.
Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust managers potentially put patients at risk by their “apparent lack of response to escalated patient safety concerns”, Sir Bruce Keogh’s mortality rates review said.
George Eliot Hospital Trust must address concerns around its “unsatisfactory” reporting of quality and mortality and around patient safety, Sir Bruce Keogh’s mortality rates review team has said.
The Keogh review has identified “lack of escalation procedures, inadequate staffing levels and disconnected leadership” as some of the key areas of concern at the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust.