Nursing Times News Desk
Concerns changes will involve “piling duties on to unqualified workers”
The Care Quality Commission has warned trusts not to try and “play the system” to improve their inspection ratings at the expense of dealing with concerns, following an email from a chief nurse.
Nurse staffing levels will be a “determining factor” for health service providers that need to open extra capacity to cope with winter pressures, NHS leaders in England have warned.
A long-standing and respected trust chief executive has warned that patients could die due to unsafe staffing levels unless action is taken on a national scale across the health service.
An investigation into the deaths of people with learning disabilities has revealed they were “less likely” to have mistakes in their care “picked up”.
A new inquiry has been ordered into the family finances of a former NHS executive and nurse who pleaded guilty to fraud earlier this year, in an attempt to force her to repay over £11,000.
The board of a hospital trust in the West Midlands has agreed to reduce the numbers of registered nurses on its wards and replace them with the new nursing associate role.
Nursing staff should be paid more to work in unpopular areas of the country to maintain “equitable access” to healthcare, according to the chief executive of NHS England.
A nursing director has warned his trust that more wards may have to close due to a shortage of registered nurses.
An inquest is to be held next month after a Hampshire hospital discharged a patient, despite staff knowing he had a 17cm object inside him that turned out to be a pencil that subsequently killed him.