Royal College of Nursing

Type: Organization
Name: Royal College of Nursing
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 13 hours ago - 1 reports

Nurse staffing levels 'linked to patient mortality rates'

:59 in Pharmaceutical Government/ NHS related news New research has suggested that hospital wards with lower nurse staffing levels tend to have higher patient mortality rates. Published in PLOS Medicine, the UK study revealed that stroke patients are ... [Published Zenopa - 13 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

'Nurse ratio' key to stroke survival

The number of nurses available at weekends - but not the frequency of doctors' ward rounds - affects chances of survival after stroke, a study says.Researchers found patients admitted to stroke units with the lowest ratio of nurses were most likely to ... [Published BBC - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

Nurses on Home Visits to Patients Told to Ask: Can We Kill You?

ternationalEuthanasia. Rationing. Assisted Suicide. These are the kinds of concerns the pro-life community brought up when Congress pushed through Obamacare and government-run health care. These concerns are already becoming real in the Untied States, ... [Published LifeNews.com - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 1 reports

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: A callous request to sign your life away

| Updated: 18:34 EST, 19 August 2014To limit unplanned hospital admissions, the elderly are currently being visited in their home by district nurses, armed with questionnaires.Few will argue with the aim of reducing the number of people being placed ... [Published Mail Online UK - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Royal College of Nursing chief executive visits James Paget University Hospital

Nurses at the James Paget University Hospital have met Dr Peter Carter, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).Dr Carter met with frontline nursing staff, RCN members and senior nurses at the Gorleston hospital on ... [Published Royal College of Nursing - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

UK left to grow old disgracefully

Charity manifesto launched as 77% of over-65s back a Minister for Older People Report finds the UK is woefully underprepared for our ageing society Charity chief warns: Government representation for older people ‘in desperate need’ of improvement.Older ... [Published Just Do Property - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Home care quality depends heavily on employing the right staff

A well-selected and motivated team of staff is the most important factor of a successful home care service, according to domiciliary provider Optalis , who recommend the guidance of the National Skills Academy for Social Care to any emerging care age ... [Published Home Care UK - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Guidelines to ensure safe staffing levels in the NHS fall short

_ Photograph: Richard Smith /Alamy In July the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) issued guidance on safe nurse staffing for hospitals in England. This work was commissioned by the government in response to recommendations in the ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Wanted: 114 consultants to help keep struggling hospitals in good health

Huge shortage of senior staff feeds health crisis fearMore than 100 consultant positions are currently vacant in Northern Ireland hospitals – sparking new concerns over a senior workforce crisis in the health serviceJanice Smyth, Director of Royal College ... [Published Belfast Telegraph - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Aug 16 2014 - Updated Aug 16 2014 - 1 reports

Hospitals turn to Spain to fill growing nursing shortages

HOSPITALS are facing growing pressure to reverse cuts in staff in the wake of horrifying failings exposed by the Mid Staffordshire scandal.Yorkshire had seen the heaviest cuts in numbers of nurses of any region in England as pressure grew to find savings ... [Published Yorkshire Post - Aug 16 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 8 reports

Nurse Paid £1,800 for Cover Shift at BRI

The hospital has been highlighted following an investigation by Sky News - the payment has been described as 'shocking'.The nurse was brought through an agency to cover a twelve hour shift at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, where they worked on the adult ... [Published Jack FM - Jul 31 2014]
Entities: NHS, Sky News, Bristol
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 3 reports

Nurses tell inquiry of A&E concerns

Excessive workloads, staffing and the use of locum doctors are among concerns raised by nurses during an inquiry into emergency care in Northern Ireland.The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said the pressures facing nurses are so bad that some are opting ... [Published BBC - Jul 30 2014]

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...Dr Peter Carter, chief executive and general secretary of the RCN, said: "Driving up standards of patient care in the NHS requires commitment to investing in the nursing workforce. We're worried that this isn't happening." The government introduced new safe staffing laws in April 2014 with the aim of ensuring that hospital wards always have the right balance of manpower...
"As the form says this question should only be used if appropriate and that would be wrong on a first visit."
"Stroke is a medical emergency, so stroke survivors should have access to the best levels of specialist diagnosis and treatment seven days a week."
"However, it is also possible that low nurse levels on weekends may incur risk to all in-patients, not just new admissions."

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Florence Nightingale letters available online f... [Published Care Nursing Magazine - 19 hours ago]
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Nurse staffing levels linked to stroke mortalit... [Published National Health Executive - Aug 20 2014]
DAILY MAIL COMMENT: A callous request to sign y... [Published Mail Online UK - Aug 20 2014]
Elderly patients asked during home visits by nu... [Published Telegraph - Aug 20 2014]
More stroke patients die at weekends as they ar... [Published Mail Online UK - Aug 19 2014]
Stroke patients are more likely to die if fewer... [Published Telegraph - Aug 19 2014]
'Nurse ratio' key to stroke survival [Published BBC - Aug 19 2014]
ATI Nursing Education partners with nursing vis... [Published Fat Pitch Financials - Aug 19 2014]
Fellowship award for dementia nursing specialist [Published University of Hull - Aug 19 2014]
Royal College of Nursing chief executive visits... [Published Royal College of Nursing - Aug 19 2014]
UK left to grow old disgracefully [Published Just Do Property - Aug 19 2014]
Home care quality depends heavily on employing ... [Published Home Care UK - Aug 19 2014]
Guidelines to ensure safe staffing levels in th... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 19 2014]
NHS Hospital Paid £1,800 A Day For Nurse [Published Public Sector - Aug 19 2014]
Jean Wilks [Published Telegraph - Aug 17 2014]
Wanted: 114 consultants to help keep struggling... [Published Belfast Telegraph - Aug 16 2014]
Hospitals turn to Spain to fill growing nursing... [Published Yorkshire Post - Aug 16 2014]
Pride of Britain: Susanna Reid is proud to join... [Published Mirror.co.uk - Aug 14 2014]
Doctors are invited to help improve NHS staff c... [Published BMJ Careers - Aug 14 2014]
Changing gears - A year of cultural change in t... [Published Holyrood - Aug 13 2014]
Government criticised by nursing body over pay ... [Published Zenopa - Aug 12 2014]
Action must match ambition on race equality, sa... [Published Royal College of Nursing - Aug 12 2014]
NI health minister “sees the merit” in charging... [Published TheJournal.ie - Aug 12 2014]
Poots warns that drunk A&E patients could face ... [Published Irish World News - Aug 11 2014]
Pay blow 'will hit nurse recruitment and retent... [Published OnMedicanet - Aug 11 2014]
Drunken A&E patients may be charged, says North... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Aug 11 2014]
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