Category list : Patient safety
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Healthcare assistants are being expected to do the work of registered nurses without adequate training or proper supervision, according to survey results released by a union.
Concerns changes will involve “piling duties on to unqualified workers”
’This is a text book for all levels of nursing staff junior and senior’
How can health professionals ensure that opiate-based painkillers are taken safely and appropriately? Lucy Bates suggests that supporting the Opioids Aware campaign might be a good place to start
The controversial epilepsy drug sodium valproate must no longer be used in any woman or girl able to have children unless she has a pregnancy prevention programme in place, under new rules.
A pharmacist in Somerset is hoping to help hospital nurses give safer injections by improving the guidance they receive on such procedures from his own profession.
Hospital nurses asked for views on ward design to inform researchVideoSubscription
A group of postgraduate researchers is asking nurses to take part in a study looking at ways to ensure hospital wards are fit to meet the challenges of climate change.
Eight of 10 NHS workers have raised concerns about staffing levels and patient safety, with many also saying that their warnings had been ignored, suggests a national media survey.
Two experts share their views on nurse-led and criteria-led patient discharge, which are often confused or misunderstood, but both have a place in healthcare
Jeremy Hunt has acknowledged to nurse leaders in England that the NHS workforce is his “biggest worry” and that the fall since last year in the number of nursing staff is of particular concern.