Category list : Audit Commission
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The growing financial stress on the NHS is “not sustainable”, with the government forced to plough more than half a billion pounds of emergency cash into struggling health trusts last year, auditors have warned.
Preparing injectable medicines safelySubscription
Advice on minimising the risks to patients when preparing injectable medicines Download a print-friendly PDF file of this article here
Do ward sisters have influence over care?Subscription
It is now claimed that the role of the ward sister is confused and without power. Can nursing traditions of the past offer guidance on reclaiming the position?
Sedation for infants and childrenSubscription
A new NICE guideline offers advice on when infants, children and young people need sedation and how to carry this out safely
Apprenticeships enhance patient safety and careSubscription
Apprenticeships are a practical entry to healthcare and ensure literacy and numeracy
Examining the impact of electronic care records on confidentiality and nursing practice Subscription
While electronic care records offer many opportunities, they also present practical and professional challenges for nurses, which the profession must be prepared to tackle Download a print-friendly PDF file of this article here
Older people’s needs do not appear to be at the heart of NHS decision making. A qualitative study identified nine aspirations for better care from the over 80s
All public sector pension schemes must be reviewed amid the public finance shortfalls, the chief executive of the Audit Commission has said.
Joan Myers on how to improve care for BME patients
How an eye unit implemented an appointment-based system for patients with urgent or acute problems, and why it was necessary