Tag Archives: Safe Staffing for Older People (RCN)

Draft Guidance on Nurse Staffing Levels (BBC News / NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released draft guidance indicating to hospital managers that there is a higher risk of harm to patients when the ratio of nurses to patients falls below a certain level; … Continue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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Shortages of Senior Nurses in the NHS? (BBC News / RCN)

Summary The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has published a report indicating there has been a reduction of 3,994 full-time equivalent nursing staff working in senior positions since April 2010. Nursing staff employed at this level – i.e. band seven … 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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National Workshop Series on Older People and People with Dementia (RCN)

Summary A workshop, developed by the RCN South East Region, will be presented at a number of UK centres. It is aimed at nurses working in hospitals and introduces the RCN‘s guidance, toolkits and learning resources on hospital care for older people … Continue reading

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Safe Staffing for Older People (RCN)

Summary This document from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) looked at hospital care for older people and presents findings from the RCN’s report on safe staffing for older people’s wards. This publication set out recommendations to address issues including … Continue reading

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