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donderdag 9 november 2017

Veteran NHS boss issues warning on unsafe staffing levels

Veteran NHS boss issues warning on unsafe staffing levels
A long-standing and respected trust chief executive has warned that patients could die due to unsafe staffing levels unless action is taken on a national scale across the health service.
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Hospital care standards 'not reducing weekend patient deaths'
Standards for emergency care aimed at ironing out the "weekend effect" do not appear to have made any difference to the number of excess deaths on Saturdays and Sundays, according to a new study.
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Nurse-led measures helping trust to reduce patient falls
Nurses have successfully introduced a series of measures to reduce patient falls, according to a hospital trust in the North West.
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Clarity over associates needed 'to avoid disguising workforce shortages'
"Absolute clarity" about what nursing associates are trained to do and the level of supervision they require will be key to ensuring those in the new role are not used to conceal workforce shortfalls, the chair of the inquiry into the former Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has said.
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Landmark maternity audit reveals 'extreme' variation in NHS care
Midwives should make "every effort possible" to ensure mothers and babies have skin-to-skin contact within one hour of birth, according to a major new report on maternity care that shows not all are experiencing this important bonding process.
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Action needed over 'inconsistent dementia training' for students
Student nurses and other trainee healthcare professionals are failing to be taught about dementia care to the same standard due to inconsistent approaches by regulators, academics working in the field have claimed.
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