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dinsdag 25 juli 2017

Community nursing workforce factors 'affect care standards'

Community nursing workforce factors 'affect care standards'
Better working environments, including time to care and access to training, are linked with better patient and workforce outcomes in community nursing, according to the first study of its kind.
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Care home residents viewed as 'low priority by NHS'
Healthcare provision to care home residents is often "erratic and inadequate", according to a major three-year study that calls on the NHS to see homes as "partners not problems".
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NHS nursing vacancies climb to at least 11,500 in England
Almost 11,500 nursing and midwifery vacancies were published on the health service's official jobs website in March in England, representing a 17% increase in a year.
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Nurses training firefighters to help prevent patient falls
Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust has teamed up with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to support vulnerable people across the district who are at an increased risk of falling.
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Dog walking 'should form part of over 65 exercise scripts'
Taking the dog out for a walk may boost older people's physical activity levels and seems to cut an average of 30 minutes off their daily sitting time, suggests a study in Norfolk.
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New patient advice on avoiding hepatitis A infection
A new leaflet highlighting the common causes of the highly infectious hepatitis A virus has been published to coincide with the summer holiday period.
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