Productive ward goes globalSubscription
The productive ward programme, pioneered by hospital nurses in England, has now been successfully exported to at least six countries around the world.
Help for nurses to spot sexual abuseSubscription
Nurses and midwives will be able to benefit from a new scheme to help health professionals spot sexual abuse in children and adults.
Nurses to lead on care after deathSubscription
Exclusive: Registered nurses have been charged with responsibility for overseeing the care of patients after death, under the first national guidance on “last offices”.
There has been an increase in mothers dying from infection, but a fall in maternal deaths overall in the past three years, the eighth report of the Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths has found.
Four times as many nurses at trust get flu jabSubscription
A trust has more than quadrupled the proportion of nurses given the seasonal flu jab this winter compared to last year – bucking national trends.
Baby deaths could have been avoidedSubscription
More than half of baby deaths at a number of West Midlands hospitals could have been avoided if the mothers had been better assessed for risk factors, and one quarter of the deaths would ‘probably’ have been avoided, a study has found.
Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust nursing director Colin Ovington has had to create an entire cadre of nurse leaders to put right the mistakes identified by the Francis Inquiry report, since he took up post nine months ago.
Nurses told to buy their own milk at BartsSubscription
Nurses at Barts Hospital in London have been told they cannot use milk provided by their trust to make themselves a cup of tea or coffee, as part of cost-cutting measures.
Nurses have been urged to look out for a type of infection in boils and abscesses that has seen a ten-fold increase in reported cases over the last six years.
Nurses should be trained in entrepreneurship as part of degrees in order to overcome barriers to social enterprise schemes, according to research part-funded by the Cabinet Office.