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Issue : 9 March 2010

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  • This study found a lack of multidisciplinary team involvement in decision making about observations

    Are nurses empowered to make decisions about levels of patient observation in mental health?Subscription

    Clinical9 March, 2010

    Mental health nurses are crucial in doing special observations. This study looked at nurses’ views on whether they are involved in and empowered to make decisions Download a print-friendly PDF file of this article here

  • 'Full' hospitals are treating patients in non-clinical areas

    'Full' hospitals treating patients in non-clinical areasSubscription

    News9 March, 2010

    Patients are routinely being treated in areas of hospitals not designed for care, a Nursing Times survey has revealed.

  • Nursing Times columnist Mark Radcliffe

    If we tolerate pressure it may lead to another Mid StaffsSubscription

    Opinion2 March, 2010

    I was talking to some second year student nurses this week. I have always thought the second year of a nursing course is the hardest - what with being part university student charged with trying to construct the knowledge and understanding needed to nurse, yet also part working nurse, charged with being increasingly capable and also with fitting in.

  • Rosemary Cook

    Managers must give nurses the freedom to learnSubscription

    Sponsored information16 March, 2010

    To develop the nursing leaders needed to take community care forward, organisations must be open to outside influence, says Rosemary Cook. Leave a comment on on this story to contribute to a national debate on the future of NHS leadership

  • Directors of Nursing under scrutiny following Mid Staffs

    Mid Staffs failings put directors of nursing under scrutinySubscription

    News9 March, 2010

    Directors of nursing are under scrutiny from strategic health authority chief nurses following the Francis report into serious care failings at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust.

  • Dame Barbara Hakin

    New hopes of rising nurse influenceSubscription

    News9 March, 2010

    The Department of Health has named dozens of nurses it believes are among the top leaders in the NHS.

  • Assessing doctors

    Nurse views may influence doctors' fitness to practiseSubscription

    News9 March, 2010

    Nurses’ feedback will play an important part in deciding whether doctors are fit to continue practising, under plans being developed for revalidation.

  • RCN policy director Howard Catton

    Nurses at risk of 'compassion fatigue'Subscription

    News9 March, 2010

    Being asked to treat patients in unsuitable conditions could make nurses desensitised to poor care, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.

  • Calculation is an essential skill for safe medicines administration

    Poor numeracy skills must be tackled to cut medication errorsSubscription

    Clinical9 March, 2010

    Drug errors related to the wrong dose are a leading cause of serious incidents. Trusts must implement strategies to ensure staff are competent to calculate doses, says Paul Warburton Download a print-friendly PDF file of this article here 

  • Mandie Sunderland

    Private sector experience is vital to develop nurse leadersSubscription

    Sponsored information16 March, 2010

    Today’s NHS leaders need to use a huge range of skills. The only way to make sure they are equipped is through widespread collaboration, including with the private sector, says Mandie Sunderland. Leave a comment on on this story to contribute to a national debate on the future of NHS leadership

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