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Health minister Ann Keen has told nursing directors and heads of midwifery to speak up if quality and safety of services are being compromised to save money.
Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust and Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have been told their registration with the Care Quality Commission is conditional on them improving the support they give to staff.
Healthcare in rural areas of Scotland must be designed to overcome traditional professional boundaries between nurses and doctors, the Royal College of Nursing Scotland told MSPs.
Inconsistent assessment of the risk of pressure areas is likely to have been one of the causes of pressure ulcers among people who contacted the independent inquiry into Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust.
“Unacceptable standards of care as a result of systemic failings” led to deficient provision of food and water to patients at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust, the independent inquiry has found.
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The independent inquiry into failures at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust has highlighted weaknesses in hygiene practice among staff.
Insufficiently qualified or inadequate numbers of staff probably contributed to the high incidence of falls at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust, the independent inquiry has concluded.
Failures in continence care at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust would have been unlikely if there had been “an adequately implemented system of nursing and ward management”, the independent inquiry has concluded.
A degree should be an aspiration for nurses, rather than an entry requirement, shadow health secretary Andrew Lansley has told Nursing Times.
Nurses could be given a guarantee that they will be able to keep their job if they are prepared to be paid less, health secretary Andy Burnham announced today.