Issue : 7 July 2009
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Review will consider simplifying the KSFSubscription
A forthcoming review of the Knowledge and Skills Framework career development scheme will investigate whether it can be simplified in a bid to increase uptake.
Nurse prescribers need more CPDSubscription
Nurse prescribers’ CPD needs are currently going unmet, according to research by a leading expert.
Nurses who are concerned about the level of car parking charges at their hospital should raise the matter with their trust, the government has said in response to Nursing Times’ Free Parking – Clamp Down on Charges campaign.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said he is committed to placing maternal mortality high on the agenda of the G8 summit in Italy this week.
Gastro nurse specialists 'vital' to hospitalsSubscription
Every hospital in the UK needs a gastroenterology nurse specialist, according to the British Society of Gastroenterology.
The government is set to introduce a new ‘Michelin-style’ accreditation system that will see the best clinical teams, wards and departments in the NHS awarded a ‘gold standard’ for excellence.
A mental health trust in London is to use ‘mystery shoppers’ to check on the performance of nurses and other staff, Nursing Times has learnt.
Confidence in NMC 'appears to be improving'Subscription
The NMC has improved its performance since a highly critical report sparked a structural reorganisation of the organisation last year, according to the healthcare super-regulator.
Have you had a eureka moment?Subscription
Health minister Lord Darzi has called for more innovation in the NHS. Nurses already have a proven track record in coming up with practical solutions to everyday problems on the frontline. Jo Carlowe reports
Exploring how to improve patients’ experience in hospital at both national and local levelsSubscription
A discussion on the factors that shape patients’ experience in hospital, including workplace culture, and a review of the research on interventions to improve this. Download a print-friendly PDF file of this article here