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A newly-promoted health minister has admitted the government “screwed up” its handling of its controversial NHS reforms.
Anne Milton replaced as minister for nursingSubscription
Nursing minister Anne Milton lost her job in the Cabinet reshuffle.
A government-backed scheme to allow unpaid job seekers to perform duties for a hospital trust could be seen as “staffing on the cheap”, a Labour MP has claimed.
Surgical site infections are the next infection control “challenge” facing the NHS, a leading nurse consultant has warned.
Health minister Simon Burns has pledged to write to MPs about the current state of the district nurse workforce following concerns highlighted in Nursing Times.
Government suffers NHS bill defeatSubscription
The government suffered its first defeat on highly contentious plans to reform the health service just hours after the Prime Minister mounted a passionate defence of the shake-up.
Want the lowdown on the latest in nursing politics? Our student nurse Lorna Mclean talks the talk
'Take a stand against violent behaviour in A&E'Subscription
Posters telling people not to be aggressive towards staff are commonplace in many organisations - the post office, train stations and yes, even hospitals.
Nurses back plans to design out A&E violenceSubscription
Nurses have backed a government project that has recommended simple changes to the design of accident and emergency departments to help reduce violence levels towards staff.
Health minister Simon Burns has promised an extra £3.7m to develop the incident reporting and safety alert service currently run by the soon to be defunct National Patient Safety Agency.