The members of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust’s SCOPES Oncology team are entirely focused on improving care for older people. Together, they aim to reduce unnecessary hospital stays and speed up recovery following an operation.
Smith and Nephew roundtable: 25 October 2016
Wound infections can dramatically lengthen treatment times and cost the NHS large sums of money, which is why funding for preventative measures is so important, writes Claire Read
When Jenica Leah’s classmates asked her what she’d been up to over the summer holidays, they received an unexpected response.
Routine follow-up is a long-established approach in healthcare and nursing
Nicola Easton vividly remembers the first time staff at her hospital used an electronic holistic needs assessment (eHNA) with a cancer patient. It was, she says, “a revelation”.
Four years ago, Diana Greenfield and her colleagues sat down to consider the range of skills now needed when caring for patients living with or beyond cancer.
A panel of senior nursing figures welcomed the five year plan for the NHS in England, particularly praising its focus on collaboration between disciplines and sectors, during a debate at this year’s chief nursing officer for England’s summit.
Treating all staff equally will not only improve the culture of the NHS but will also improve quality of care, delegates at the CNO Summit heard.
More patients than ever say the care they receive from nurses is compassionate but there is more work to do to make the 6Cs truly universal values, England’s chief nursing officer has said.