Issue : 9 March 2010
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Are nurses empowered to make decisions about levels of patient observation in mental health?Subscription
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
Patients are routinely being treated in areas of hospitals not designed for care, a Nursing Times survey has revealed.
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.
Managers must give nurses the freedom to learnSubscription
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 are under scrutiny from strategic health authority chief nurses following the Francis report into serious care failings at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust.
New hopes of rising nurse influenceSubscription
The Department of Health has named dozens of nurses it believes are among the top leaders in the NHS.
Nurses’ feedback will play an important part in deciding whether doctors are fit to continue practising, under plans being developed for revalidation.
Nurses at risk of 'compassion fatigue'Subscription
Being asked to treat patients in unsuitable conditions could make nurses desensitised to poor care, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
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
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