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Medicine is in constant change, with new evidence continually replacing how we consider health and illness. In health care we are deluged with articles about change — how to accomplish it, how to measure it, how to sustain it. Patients have become more robust advocates. With the proliferation of new medications and data, both patients and clinicians must… (More)
Why is it that the Welsh assembly recognises the severe shortage of nurses and midwives but the Department of Health continues to sweep the problem under the carpet?
UK nurses could learn a lot from their US counterparts when it comes to standing up for the profession.
Finally, the Department of Health has commissioned UK research that will identify nurse staffing requirements using the Safer Nursing Care Tool. It will model the costs and consequences of real-world application to address variations in patient need on hospital wards (for details see tinyurl.com/SNCTstudy ).
Lord Carter of Coles' updated review of operational productivity among NHS providers is due to be published shortly. Rumour has it that there will be a strong recommendation for nurses to work 12-hour shifts.
Leading nurse academic Linda Aiken presented research from a major international workforce study at a safe staffing symposium at the University of Southampton last month.
The latest report from the Public Accounts Committee severely criticises senior health service leaders.