Category list : Nursing and Care Quality Forum
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A forthcoming major review of nurse education and training in England will draw heavily on key patient safety reports from last year, according to those overseeing the work.
More than £2.5m is being spent on piloting government plans to make aspiring student nurses work as healthcare assistants for a year – despite a commitment it would be cost neutral, Nursing Times has learnt.
The Quality Nursing and Care Quality Forum made up of more than 20 experienced frontline nurses has been left “in limbo”, after apparently being unofficially scrapped.
A group of senior nurses set up by the prime minister to advise on ways to improve the quality of care has been left “in limbo”, after apparently being unofficially scrapped.
The prime minister’s nursing advisory group has called for the introduction of a minimum staffing level – a move placing them in direct opposition to government policy.
Sir Bruce Keogh’s review, published earlier this month, into the high mortality rates at 14 trusts found that all these trusts were understaffed.
A group of senior nurses are calling on the Care Quality Commission to monitor nurse staffing levels as an “early warning” of where poor care is likely to happen, Nursing Times has been told.
Maintaining the public gaze on superficial initiatives, such as rounding, diverts it from where proper scrutiny should be, says Paul Snelling
RCN refutes government's NHS claimsSubscription
Nurses and other frontline staff will “struggle” to recognise the picture of the NHS painted by a report on the government’s progress since taking office, according to the Royal College of Nursing.
Nurses should not be held solely responsible for patient experience, one of the country’s most senior nursing figures has warned as ministers press ahead with new plans to rank hospital care.