Issue : 8 December 2009
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Nurses 'realise pay rises are difficult' - RCNSubscription
Nurses ‘live in the real world’ and understand that pay rises are difficult in the current climate, according the Royal College of Nursing.
Nurses are to get a pay rise of no more than 1 per cent from 2011, the chancellor Alistair Darling has announced.
Acute trusts should appoint a dedicated infection control nurse to work with staff in intensive care units during the height of a swine flu pandemic, latest research suggests.
Nurses have been given legal powers to eject troublemakers from hospital grounds.
Nurses provide a vital “safety net” by correcting junior doctors’ prescribing errors, research has found.
The director of the national nursing research unit has called into question the worth of clinical risk assessment tools routinely relied on by thousands of frontline nurses.
Unsafe conditions uncovered by inspections at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust should have been reported by staff, the trust’s nursing director has said.
Already pressurised community nurses are having to vaccinate housebound patients against swine flu without any extra resources.
People with long term physical health conditions are at greater risk of suffering from depression. NICE provides guidance on carrying out assessments
Attention to staff satisfaction and motivation can pay dividends, as positive work experiences will result in better patient care and outcomes, argues Liz Lees