Category list : Kingston Hospital NHS Trust
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New faster flu test 'could save NHS £24m'Subscription
A revolutionary new test that can diagnose influenza in 20 minutes has helped to prevent unnecessary bed closures and improve “timely treatment for patients”, says a head of nursing.
Two nurses have been named as being among those chosen to spend a year working as “clinical informatics fellows” at NHS Digital, in a pioneering new role to boost the use of technology.
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has recently introduced a new way of testing adult patients for flu, with nurses using a molecular analysing device by the bedside that only takes 20 minutes.
Sally Brittain has been appointed as the new director of nursing and quality at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
NHS providers in South West London are collaborating to create what they are describing as the first ever trust-led regional bank for nurses and other clinical staff.
Revealed: The trusts most reliant on EU staffSubscription
Specialist trusts and those in London have the largest proportions of staff from the European Union, analysis by Nursing Times’ sister title HSJ has shown.
Several trusts have indicated they will struggle to reduce spending on agency nurses in line with the targets set by regulators.
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has defied a government pay agreement and awarded its senior staff a 1% pay rise in line with lower paid staff.
King’s nurses organise centenary art auctionSubscription
Local and world-renowned artists, as well as staff and patients, have all submitted work for a special one-off auction to raise money for King’s College Hospital Foundation Trust.
Kingston Hospital Trust in south west London is to examine ways to improve morale and lower sickness absence in its healthcare assistant workforce, including increasing staffing ratios in favour of registered staff.