Professor Keith Willett has been set the task of redesigning and improving NHS trauma care. Richard Staines and Steve Ford report on his plans and how they will affect nursing
C diff deaths in Scotland increaseSubscription
The number of deaths from C difficile in Scotland has increased, according to annual data from the country’s devolved government.
Swine flu levels in the general UK population appear to be decreasing, according to latest government figures.
Nurses evacuated following hospital fireSubscription
Nurses were evacuated from their flats yesterday after a fire broke out at a disused building on the site of Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital.
Equality and diversity council createdSubscription
The government has created a new Equality and Diversity Council to improve quality in the health service.
Recruitment drive nets 13 new nurses in BostonSubscription
Thirteen nurses are to start work at a Lincolnshire hospital this month after attending a recruitment event.
Secondary school pupils have been enjoying a week-long summer school designed to interest them in nursing as a career.
The Knowledge and Skills Framework was set up to ensure strong staff skills in the NHS. In the third in our series on Agenda for Change five years on, Richard Staines reveals exclusive research on how trusts are acting on the the KSF
Trusts still falling short on KSF commitmentSubscription
Nurses could be missing out on vital training and development opportunities because NHS organisations are failing to use the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) scheme, according to exclusive Nursing Times research.
The incidence of swine flu is slowing, according to latest government figures.