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Safety in more than just numbers

27 November 2014

Nursing Management

Feature

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is developing a series of evidence-based guidelines on safe staffing with a focus on nursing and...

Healthcare assistants in the children’s intensive care unit

01 February 2009

Paediatric Nursing

Staffing and skill mix

Recruiting and retaining qualified nurses for children’s intensive care units is becoming more difficult because of falling numbers of recruits into the child branch...

Healthcare assistants in the children’s intensive care unit

10 February 2009

Paediatric Nursing

General

Recruiting and retaining qualified nurses for children’s intensive care units is becoming more difficult because of falling numbers of recruits into the child branch...

Managing reliance on temporary agency staff

01 March 2016

Nursing Management

Feature

Amid spiralling agency staff costs, in November 2015 Monitor and the Trust Development Authority placed caps on the hourly rate that NHS trusts can pay agency staff,...

An overview of the challenges facing care homes in the UK

Nursing Older People

evidence & practice

Care homes are an increasingly important part of the UK's healthcare system. Despite their importance, particularly in providing care for older people with complex...

Development of approaches and legislation to optimise nurse staffing levels

24 July 2018

Nursing Standard

Safe staffing

Nurses and the environment in which they work have an important role in patient safety and quality of care. Evidence demonstrates a link between lower nurse staffing...