Jo Stephenson is a freelance reporter for Nursing Times
NHS staff have been praised after new research found productivity in the health service has improved at more than double the rate of the wider economy.
Nurses may find it harder to get justice than doctors, according to a review exploring why a nurse convicted over the death of a child was struck off while a doctor involved in the same case can continue to practise.
A national handwashing campaign has helped reduce a key cause of infection in Australia’s hospitals and could help other countries do the same, according to researchers.
The nursing regulator has highlighted the importance of protected time for new training for nurses on working with people with learning disabilities and autism.
A leadership programme for practice nurses in the North West has successfully boosted skills and confidence, and led to nurses getting more involved in shaping local services, according to organisers.
A nurse will help spearhead efforts to make a hospital trust go paperless after completing a one-year fellowship at NHS Digital.
Trusts are being encouraged to develop new roles for nurses to help improve care for patients who undergo emergency laparotomies – among the most critically ill patients treated in hospital.
Teams from six wards at three acute trusts have been praised for their efforts to deliver personalised end of life care, including enabling more people to die at home and plan their final days.
A university in the West Midlands is launching a new course to help international nurses and other healthcare professionals gain the English language skills they need to practise in the UK.
Nursing and midwifery leaders in Northern Ireland have called for urgent investment in perinatal mental health services to address the “gross inequality” facing mothers in the region.