Tag Archives: Staffing (Hospitals)

Guidance on Nurse Staffing Levels (BBC News / NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) today releases guidelines for hospitals in England on safe staffing levels for nurses. The draft guidelines, and the extensive research behind them, were unveiled earlier in May 2014. The ratio of … Continue reading

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Draft Guidance on Nurse Staffing Levels (BBC News / NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released draft guidance indicating to hospital managers that there is a higher risk of harm to patients when the ratio of nurses to patients falls below a certain level; … Continue reading

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CQC Inspection Report Criticises Furness General Hospital Dementia Unit (BBC News)

Summary The Care Quality Commission (CQC) attributed problems in the standards of care in the Ramsay Unit at Furness General Hospital primarily to “chronic staff shortages”. New admissions to the unit were halted by the Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust briefly, after an … Continue reading

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Hospitals in England to Report Staffing Levels for Public Scrutiny (BBC News / RCN)

Summary From April 2014 onwards, hospitals in England will be required to publish monthly details about their standards of care on a new national safety website. An important element of the information supplied will indicate whether each hospital has enough nurses on the wards to meet recommended safe-staffing levels. This development … Continue reading

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Openness and Transparency Over Nurse Staffing-Levels in Hospitals (BBC News)

Summary The Health Select Committee has recommended that hospitals in England record, and display publicly, the number of nurses on-duty on each ward; indicating whether these figures are high enough to meet recommended staffing levels. Read more: BBC News. Be open over nurse numbers, … Continue reading

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Missed Care Episodes, Nurse Staffing Levels and Patient Safety (BMJ Quality and Safety)

Summary Recent research indicates that nurses working in English acute hospitals say some aspects of care are left undone frequently, with a presumed impact on nursing care quality and patient safety. Hospitals could use nurse-rated assessments of “missed care” as … Continue reading

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Proposals for Zero Harm Culture in NHS (BBC News / Department of Health)

Summary Professor Don Berwick of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), which he co-founded in Cambridge (Massachusetts), is expected to release plans to create a “zero harm” culture in the NHS in England today. Prof. Berwick, being a world expert on patient safety, was asked by ministers … Continue reading

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Keogh’s Review into Care and Treatment at Fourteen Hospital Trusts in England (Department of Health / BBC News)

Summary It can have escaped no-one’s attention (in England) that the much-publicised (and much “spun”) Keogh Review has been published. Eleven hospital trusts have been placed into special measures to ensure improvements in patient care because of major failings. Read more: BBC News. … Continue reading

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