Shaun Lintern is a senior correspondent on Health Service Journal who contributes regularly to Nursing Times. He writes mainly about workforce issues and patient safety.
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Midwives and medical staff must receive better training in how to interpret measures of baby heart rates and contractions to reduce the risk of stillbirth or injury, experts have warned.
The London NHS region has the worst performance against race equality standards, despite having the largest black and minority ethnic workforce in England, a new report has found.
Two nursing directors have been asked by the regulator NHS Improvement to lead work on developing new safeguards to protect care quality when trusts make significant changes to their workforce.
The NHS could be hit by a shortage of more than 40,000 nurses by 2026 after the UK leaves the European Union, according to leaked documents showing workforce modelling by the Department of Health.
NHS England aims to boost nurse numbers by 2020Subscription
NHS England has said the health service will need more registered nurses by 2020 and has announced a series of reforms to try to increase numbers.
Government warned over continuing pay restraint Subscription
Ministers have been warned by the NHS Pay Review Body that action will need to be taken on staff pay restraint in future, and that workforce planning has been “neglected”.
The body NHS England is writing to thousands of patients who have had open heart surgery to warn them they may be at risk of an infection that has killed 15 people.
Providers of district nursing services lack the necessary tools to adequately plan staffing levels to meet patient demand, according to new safe staffing guidance.
Mental health trusts must carry out evidence based reviews of staffing levels to ensure patients are cared for safely, under new guidance from NHS Improvement.
The Royal College of Nursing has confirmed that it will begin to reform its structure later this year to divide oversight of professional nursing and trade union issues.