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Patient Safety and Care Awards winners 2014Subscription
The winners of the Patient Safety and Care Awards 2014 were announced at a ceremony in London last night. Here we celebrate their best practice and highlight the other nominees
It is ‘wholly unacceptable’ for nurses not to know the identity of their nursing director according to RCN chief executive and general secretary Dr Peter Cater.
The new super-regulator, the Care Quality Commission, took up its powers at the start of last month, marking the beginning of a raft of changes in healthcare regulation. Alastair McLellan talks to its chief executive, Cynthia Bower, about what the commission has in store for nurses
Darzi calls on nurses to lead NHS innovationSubscription
Nursing’s ‘tremendous appetite for innovation’ must be harnessed to improve patient care and stave off the impact of tighter NHS spending, according to health minister Lord Darzi.
The debate over what is the ‘right’ number of nurses for a hospital to employ is too often conducted through comparison with historical staffing levels or with reference to available finance. Both are unreliable guides.
‘Staff are proud - they are delighted to tell people they work here’. So says Caroline Becher, director of nursing at Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - this year’s Top Employer for Nurses.
The trust in Birmingham has launched a nurse-led clinic intended to transform auditory services in the community.
It is often argued the UK has entered a post-religious age. Falling church attendances and the success of books such as Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion suggest atheism has triumphed.
Nursing Times editor Alastair McLellan on theatre nursing and improving patient safety
Ensuring men and women have single-sex hospital wards must now be a top priority for clinical, as well as administrative staff.
Two weeks after the prime minister’s Commission on the Future of Nursing and Midwifery was launched in an effort to give the profession a stronger role, our interview with cancer tsar Professor Mike Richards presents a powerful illustration of how empowered nurses with enhanced skills can help transform care.