Issue : 5 July 2011
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Whistleblowing hits record highSubscription
The Care Quality Commission has seen a record rise in whistleblowing calls, but there are mounting fears that it lacks the “teeth” and resources to properly investigate nurses’ concerns.
Evaluating the impact and efficacy of nurse prescribing at an acute trust in England
Scottish nursing workforce being 'chipped away'Subscription
The loss of nursing posts in Scotland is accelerating, latest workforce figures reveal.
RCN: Trusts 'struggling' with new A&E indicators Subscription
Poor quality data on the work of nurses and other accident and emergency clinicians has led the government to change the way it measures performance in accident and emergency.
Post-registration training cuts revealedSubscription
Nurses working in specialist areas, mental health and schools are bearing the brunt of training cuts, figures obtained by Nursing Times reveal.
Ensure safe and effective care when using enteral and parenteral nutrition
Nurses caught out by NHS ProtectSubscription
Zimbabwean mental health nurse Richman Matinyadze was jailed for seven months in December 2010 after admitting charges of possessing false documentation, following an NHS Protect investigation.
Minorities 'targeted' by NHS fraud squadSubscription
Scores of immigrant nurses have been investigated by NHS anti-fraud investigators amid claims black staff members have been unfairly “targeted”.
The second article in this two-part series focuses on supporting patients with depression
Managers are urged to support their nurses in a national programme intended to give the profession a major say in improving quality of care while at the same time improving efficiency – so that safety is not compromised.