Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation Trust is supporting more flexible working for nurses, and will monitor and support those who are interested in working nights, whether permanently or in longer blocks. Allowing staff this flexibility will benefit patients and staff, says Jayne Tague
Individuals within the learning disability population are living longer, however, compared to the general population, life expectancy is considerably lower, explains Student NT editor, Rebecca Hammond.
Clinical governance: implementing a change in workplace practice
1 August, 2002
Wendy Reid, BN, RGN, Dip Adv Nurs Stud.
Charge Nurse, Medicine and Cardiovascular Group, Tayside University Hospitals NHS Trust, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee
To contribute to modernising the NHS and ensure clinical quality within it, the Government introduced the concept of clinical governance, to be applied to all patient services (Scottish Office, 1997; 1998; Scottish Executive, 2000).