Simon Lewis is a Nursing Times and HSJ reporter. Simon's focus for Nursing Times is on learning disability, mental health and substance misuse, while on HSJ he covers primary care trusts and mental health.
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The boss of the company taking over the largest number of Southern Cross care homes has pledged to win back the confidence of staff.
There is still a risk of patients “being exposed to poor care” at the Pilgrim Hospital in Lincolnshire, according to the Care Quality Commission.
More than 10,000 community nurses have been transferred from the NHS to social enterprise schemes under a major government programme, an investigation by Nursing Times can reveal.
Seventeen cases of poisoning at Stepping HillSubscription
Seventeen patients at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport were affected by saline poisoning, police have revealed.
Workload pressures on community psychiatric nurses have been blamed for a dramatic rise in the number of people with serious mental illness being recalled to hospital.
A flagship government policy to give patients control of health budgets could exacerbate health inequalities, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.
Failures at a Norfolk health centre highlight the need to understand the “significant risk” of nurse-led primary care practices, according to the author of a damning report into care failings.
The transfer of community services in Gloucestershire to a social enterprise is expected to be delayed following a legal challenge.
Hospital must improve nutrition, says CQCSubscription
James Paget University Hospitals Foundation Trust has been told it must make “urgent improvements” to how it meets the nutritional needs of older patients after it failed to demonstrate improvements.
There will be “more Castlebecks” unless action is taken to halt the “mass exodus” of learning disability nurses, the author of a government commissioned report has warned.