Tag Archives: Staffing (Hospitals)

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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Safe Staffing Alliance Warning on Hospital Nurses Staffing Levels (BBC News/ RCN)

Summary The Safe Staffing Alliance has issued a warning about hospital ward staffing levels in England. The recommended nursing staff to patients ratio is thought to be 1 to 4, but is reported that hospital wards regularly have registered nurses looking after eight patients; which could be unsafe … Continue reading

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Dignity and Nutrition In Hospitals: Inspection Programme Report (BBC News / CQC)

The Care Quality Commission‘s second Dignity and Nutrition report concerning NHS hospitals has found that roughly a third of hospitals fail to meet all the standards for nutrition and dignity. 50 hospitals were inspected by the CQC, of which 33 were meeting all of the five relevant … Continue reading

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Quality of NHS and Social Care Declining? (BBC News / Care Quality Commission)

Summary The latest report from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has suggested that the quality of services provided to people across the health and care sectors in England may be beginning to suffer. The report presents a summary of over 13,000 inspections … Continue reading

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