Category list : Patient safety
Stories with this category.
A home care provider in South London has been given the worst possible rating by the healthcare provider watchdog, after inspectors found a “totally unacceptable” catalogue of safety breaches.
Choking is a life-threatening emergency that nurses must be able to recognise and treat. This article explains how to deal with choking in children, following on from an article about adults
A network of pelvic health and well-being co-ordinators is to be created across Wales, as part of the Welsh government’s response to the vaginal mesh and tape review.
The accident and emergency department at a hospital in Lincolnshire must improve “as a matter of urgency”, according to regulators, who highlighted staff shortages among other concerns.
A patient safety alert has been issued by regulators on the risk of harm from the inappropriate placement of pulse oximeter probes in the health service in England.
Lack of training, staff shortages and the complexity of the system are all contributing to unnecessary harm to patients, despite the best efforts of nurses, according to a major review by a regulator.
A new patient safety training package could be rolled out to all nurses in a bid to reduce cases of avoidable harm and generate a culture change within the NHS.
More than half of people in England want to see financial support for student nurses increased, according to a new poll.
Having too few trained nurses on hospital wards is linked with a daily 3% increase in the risk of patient death, which does not reduce when staffing gaps are plugged with nursing assistants, new UK research has found.
The nursing regulator has claimed it has been denied access to critical evidence that could help bring unfit nurses to justice over the Gosport scandal.