'Zero tolerance of violence against NHS staff should be more than a politician’s mantra'Subscription
A story about a trust’s fresh approach to trying to reduce violence against its staff has really grabbed my attention this month.
Open. Candid. Transparent. Apparently, that is what the NHS needs to be, according to Robert Francis QC’s report.
Evidence in the US suggests 60% of all new nurses quit their first job within the first year due to workplace behaviour issues
The standard of student nurse education in this country is very high. That’s why we launched the Student Nursing Times Awards three years ago - to celebrate the fantastic achievements of student nurses and the lecturers and mentors who shape the future generation of nurses.
'Will these words be turned into actions?'Subscription
It is still very early days for the new health and social care secretary to fully reveal his approach and ideas for the NHS, but so far Matt Hancock seems to be saying at least some of the right things.
'Will measuring care hours cost us more?'Subscription
From April this year, the number of “care hours per patient day” delivered by nurses and healthcare assistants should become the principal measure of hospitals’ use of nursing staff.
Is anyone thinking through the chaotic plans to address the nursing shortage?
'Why should nurses fund manifesto pledge?'Subscription
As the election gets closer, all the political parties have worked out that offering the prospect of an improved NHS will be a vote winner.
'Why is respiratory rate so often ignored?'Subscription
Respiratory rate (RR) is a vital sign and even a change of as little as three to five breathes a minute can be an early indication of deterioration.
Why is no-one steering nursing off the rocks?Subscription
Could we do something now to stop the nursing workforce crisis, or are we going to continue watching numbers fall and stand idly by?