Posts Tagged ‘Nursing’

NICE guidance on hospital nursing levels

New NICE guidance sets out ‘red flag events’ which warn when nurses in charge of shifts must act immediately to ensure they have enough staff to meet t...

Nurses shouldn’t care for eight or more patients

Registered nurses should not be caring for more than 8 patients during the day time on a regular basis, a draft NICE guideline warns. Eighteen months afte...

4000 fewer senior nursing posts than 2010

'Reckless policy' has left the NHS with almost 4,000 fewer senior nursing posts than 2010, draining valuable leadership, experience and specialist knowledg...

Paperwork is preventing more nursing care

Excessive paperwork is preventing nurses from caring for their patients, a Royal College of Nursing survey reveals. The increasing burden of administrati...

“NHS community services struggling to cope”

District nurses and health visitors are facing job cuts, rising workloads and less time to care for patients, despite pledges by ministers that NHS communi...

Nursing standards: PM aims to tackle ‘care problem’

Nurses have been told to do regular ward rounds, and patients encouraged to carry out inspections to improve hospital standards. They are part of a pack...

Too many working beyond limits of competence

The big story last week was the call for ministers to introduce standards for the growing number of unregulated healthcare assistants working in the NHS. ...

Many NHS nurses in England fear losing their jobs

Almost 75,000 nurses expect to lose their jobs, have their hours cut or see their roles downgraded in the next year, according to a survey that highlights ...

Apparently doctors might have a useful purpose…

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the last few weeks have seen a number of reports in the medical and lay media that seem to be leading to a rather s...

Winston’s fears over poor English of foreign nurses

Lord Winston, the medical professor and television presenter, warned yesterday of the potential risk to patients from nurses with poor English. Speaking...

Are nurses opposing reform for the right reasons?

I hope none of you were too encouraged by the vocal opposition of the nursing profession to Andrew Lansley’s NHS ‘reforms’. I see from yesterday’s ...