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Shapeless figures

01 October 1995

Nursing Management

Nursing management

The disadvantages of caring for people with mental illnesses in large impersonal institutions were recognised as long as 30 years ago (1). Since then, psychiatric...

Windows through the glass ceiling

01 April 1995

Nursing Management

Career wise

Before the Griffiths recommendations on general management became a reality in the early 80s, nurses’ representation was assured at senior levels in regions,...

Letter

01 January 1996

Nursing Management

Letter

A recent Nursing Management editorial (October 1995) rightly drew attention to the emphasis currently placed in the health service on clinical effectiveness and...

In search of clarity

27 February 2014

Nursing Management

Opinion

ONE OF the main elements of the government’s response to the Francis report was the announcement that hospitals will be required to publish data so no trust can...

Data collection and review in the delivery of safe care

02 February 2011

Nursing Management

Feature

Research shows that high patient-to-staff ratios compromise care, so quality data on staffing variables and patient outcomes are essential to ensuring that staffing...

Cutbacks take their toll

08 August 2006

Nursing Standard

Analysis

During March 2006, a survey of 4,000 clinical nurse managers (CNMs) was undertaken by Employment Research on behalf of the RCN. A response rate of 27 per cent was...

Staffing plans are all well and good, but we need to heed alarm bells too

22 April 2015

Nursing Standard

Letter

Despite the so-called Francis effect, it is clear from the recent Unison survey findings that we have a long way to go on nurse staffing levels (News, April 15).

Safe staffing guidance is too important to be sidelined

08 July 2015

Nursing Standard

Letter

At RCN congress last month, members condemned the decision by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to halt work on safe staffing guidance...

Don’t knock ‘obvious’ research on staff levels

11 October 2017

Nursing Standard

Opinion

Decades of research have established beyond doubt that there is an association between registered nurse (RN) staffing levels and mortality rates. We have...

Nursing associates should not replace registered nurses

27 January 2016

Nursing Standard

Letter

The proposed nursing associate role is supposed to help with nursing shortages nationally and bridge the gap between healthcare support workers and nurses.