Tag Archives: Delivering Dignity

Nurses’ Energies Mis-Directed on Non-Essential Paperwork? (BBC News)

Summary A Royal College of Nursing (RCN) poll of 6,000 nurses has found that 17.3% of their working hours (i.e. more than one-sixth of their working week) is occupied doing non-essential paperwork and administrative support work such as filing, photocopying and ordering supplies. … Continue reading

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NHS Constitution for England Updated (Department of Health)

Summary An updated NHS Constitution has been released to coincide with publication of the Department of Health’s official response to the Francis Inquiry report, “Patients first and foremost”. The NHS Constitution encapsulates the principles and values of the NHS in … Continue reading

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Patients First and Foremost: Government Response to the Mid Staffordshire NHS Public Inquiry Report (Department of Health)

Summary The government’s official response to the Francis Inquiry report, entitled “Patients first and foremost” was published today. It defines the Department of Health‘s commitment and action plan for the health and care system. The main recommendations / resolutions include: Ofsted-style ratings for hospitals … Continue reading

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Future Nurses Required to Train as Care Assistants Initially (BBC News)

Summary The Department of Health‘s response to the Francis Inquiry Report is likely to include recommendations that nurses will be required to spend time performing duties such as washing and dressing, in the apprenticeship role of healthcare assistant, before embarking upon their degree training. There is … Continue reading

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Respect and Compassion Central to New Standards for NHS Leaders (Department of Health)

Summary Department of Health standards, from the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care, and drawn-up for the guidance of members of NHS boards and governing bodies in England, place a renewed emphasis on the importance of respect, compassion … Continue reading

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My Home Life: Promoting Quality of Life in Care Homes (Joseph Rowntree Foundation)

[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012]. Summary The“My Home Life: Promoting Quality of Life in Care Homes” report summarises a three-year action research study. … Continue reading

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