More than half of nurses referred to the Nursing and Midwifery Council may have experienced suicidal thoughts, indicates a snapshot survey by a group campaigning for improved support for those going through fitness to practise (FtP) procedures.
Early results from two pilot schemes in England that are diverting patients away from busy A&E departments have shown success, an investigation by Nursing Times has revealed. The schemes at Royal Bolton Hospital and Queen’s Hospital in Romford indicate patients who arrive at A&E with minor conditions can safely be sent home with basic advice on self-care or information on getting a GP appointment.
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