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We are using technology to ensure the nursing resource matches the clinical requirements for every ward, says Steve Jessop
Wilful neglect could become a criminal offence next year after the government last night tabled amendments to the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill.
A forthcoming major review of nurse education and training in England will draw heavily on key patient safety reports from last year, according to those overseeing the work.
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt is set to use a major speech in the US to launch a “patient safety movement” in a bid to halve rates of avoidable harm over the next three years.
More than a third of nurses believe the culture around raising concerns has improved at their employer in the last 12 months – but many still report negative consequences from doing so.
A new criminal offence of wilful neglect is to cover all formal healthcare settings, including the NHS and the private sector, under proposals revealed by the Department of Health.
CNO Summit: Round-up of Day 1Subscription
All the news and announcements from day one of the Chief Nursing Officer for England’s summit 2013
A major patient safety improvement programme and new incident report and alert systems are to be introduced by NHS England in response to the Francis inquiry.
Nurses and other clinicians found guilty of “wilful neglect” of patients could face prison, under measures due to be published next week by the government, the prime minister has said.
The only way to guarantee that patient safety is genuinely put first is by ensuring concerns are raised and not kept quiet, says James Titcombe
Almost two-thirds of nurses have considered quitting their jobs in the last 12 months because they are so stressed, a survey has found.
Let’s see some action on nursing numbersSubscription
In the past few years we have seen a plethora of critical reports about NHS care, and in the vast majority nurses came in for a kicking.
'Action must be taken to create a safer NHS'Subscription
The government needs to do something now the dust has settled on Francis 2, Cavendish, Keogh and Berwick.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence is yet to be asked to draw up evidence-based tools for establishing minimum safe staffing levels, six months after it was recommended by the Francis report.
Earlier this week, the Berwick report was unveiled amidst much speculation that it would recommend minimum staffing levels.
The Berwick report tacitly backed staffing ratios and the regulation of healthcare assistants in its recommendations, according to the senior nurse involved in the NHS patient safety review.
England’s chief nursing officer Jane Cummings has said it is now much harder for an NHS hospital to “hide” poor staffing on the scale seen at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust, while also highlighting the Nursing Times Speak Out Safely campaign.
Berwick pays tribute to NHS staff in letterSubscription
Professor Don Berwick, the US patient safety expert, has noted the “intense spotlight” that NHS staff work under in a letter accompanying his report for the government.
The nursing regulator said it welcomed recommendations made in the Berwick report on NHS patient safety for staff to be better supported in raising concerns.
The Berwick review into patient safety has stopped short of recommending a minimum safe staffing level for NHS hospital wards.
Unions representing clinicians have largely welcomed the recommendations made in the Berwick report on NHS patient safety, despite it stopping short of calling for mandatory staffing levels.
Professor Don Berwick’s report makes eight key recommendations for improving NHS patient safety but does not call for rumoured measures on mandatory minimum staffing levels or a legal duty of candour.
NHS staff should face jail in cases of “neglect or wilful misconduct”, a review tasked with making zero-harm care a reality in the NHS has recommended.
Q&A: What is the Berwick report?Subscription
As the NHS prepares for yet another high profile review, here’s a handy guide explaining what it’s all about
In just over an hour the long-awaited Berwick report will be out and we will know exactly how he proposes the NHS should run a “zero harm” culture.
A major review aimed at introducing a “zero-harm culture” in the NHS is set to be published.