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The scale of the transfer of NHS nursing staff to independent sector providers in recent years has been revealed in new figures.
The implementation, impact and costs of safe staffing policies for nursing in acute trusts is to be the focus of a new study by the University of Southampton.
A respected team of nurse researchers are to play a key role in drawing up future guidance on safe ward staffing levels, but the final decision on what to recommend will be overseen by a health service manager.
Major new proposals for revalidating all 670,000 nurses and midwives in the UK risk becoming little more than a “bureaucratic burden” under current funding proposals, Nursing Times has been told.
Patients with cancer have better care experiences at hospitals that employ more oncology specialist nurses, according to researchers, who argue their findings should act as a warning to trusts not to cut these posts.
There is a link between higher death rates and the number of healthcare assistants employed in NHS hospitals, suggests latest nursing research.
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.
The country’s only national centre for nursing research has been dealt a blow to its future survival, following a decision by the Department of Health to end funding it.
Nursing research celebrates landmarkSubscription
A host of leading nurse academics gathered last week to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the National Nursing Research Unit, the only unit of its kind in the country.
Whistleblowing hits record highSubscription
The Care Quality Commission has seen a record rise in whistleblowing calls, but there are mounting fears that it lacks the “teeth” and resources to properly investigate nurses’ concerns.