Realising professionalism: Standards for education and training: Standards For Pre-Registration Nursing Associate Programmes – Nursing and Midwifery Council

The standards for pre-registration nursing associate programmes set out the specific requirements that apply to all pre-registration nursing associate education programmes. In order to be approved to run pre-registration nursing associate programmes, approved education institutions and their practice placement partners

Standards of proficiency for nursing associates – Nursing and Midwifery Council

The standards of proficiency presented here represent the standards of knowledge and skills that a nursing associate will need to meet in order to be considered by the NMC as capable of safe and effective nursing associate practice. These standards

Men’s Health: Nurse-led Projects in the Community – Queen’s Nursing Institute

This report aims to provide information and guidance to community nurses who want to work more effectively on men’s health. At its core is information about a range of men’s health and wellbeing projects that the QNI supported in 2017 with funding from the

Adult Safeguarding: Roles and Competencies for Health Care Staff – Royal College of Nursing

One of the most important principles of safeguarding is that it is everyone’s responsibility. Health care staff frequently work with people in their moments of greatest need and can witness health and social inequalities which have a direct impact on

Evaluation of Introduction of Nursing Associates: Phase 1 report for Health Education England – Traverse

An independent evaluation of the first cohort of trainee nursing associate (TNA) pilot sites, commissioned by Health Education England. The report is primarily focused on evaluating the training and development of TNAs. It provides insights into challenges and benefits of

Your Future Nurses: The Different Routes To Recruiting Your Workforce – NHS Employers

NHS Employers infographic exploring different routes into nursing for employers. Until recently, the routes to developing registered nurses within the workforce have been limited, with the university degree being the main way to train this group of staff. The introduction of

The national childhood flu immunisation programme 2018 to 2019: information for healthcare practitioners – Public Health England

This document on the flu vaccination and vaccination programme includes information on: what flu is the flu vaccine dosage administering the vaccine advice on vaccinating children with an egg allergy further resources

The Government response to the Health and Social Care Select Committee Second Report of Session 2017-19, ‘The Nursing Workforce’ – Department of Health and Social Care

The government’s response to ‘The nursing workforce’ report sets out how the government is working with its arm’s length bodies to make sure the NHS continues to have the nursing workforce it needs, for patient and public benefit.

Every Nurse An E-Nurse: Insights For A Consultation On The Digital Future Of Nursing – Royal College of Nursing

Royal College of Nursing report on its survey of nurses on the implementation and adoption of informatics. It highlights good practice, identifies barriers to technological adoption and is yet another report identifying the importance of staff engagement with the adoption

The Value Of The Executive Commissioning Nurse – NHS Clinical Commissioners

This infographic showcases the expertise and insight that executive commissioning nurses can bring for patients, populations and the health care system.

Internal transfer scheme to improve nurse retention: University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation NHS Trust – NHS Improvement and NHS Employers

Case study looking at an initiative involving an internal transfer process: a fast-track for nurses interested in a sideways move, reducing the complexity and time taken to fill vacancies. The process was piloted for band 5 nurses in one department, and basic

National Early Warning Score (NEWS) 2 Standardising the assessment of acute-illness severity in the NHS: Updated report of a working party – Royal College of Physicians

The NEWS is based on a simple aggregate scoring system in which a score is allocated to physiological measurements, already recorded in routine practice, when patients present to, or are being monitored in hospital. Six simple physiological parameters form the

Language Matters: Language and diabetes – NHS England

This guide provides practical examples of language that will encourage positive interactions with people living with diabetes and subsequently positive outcomes.

Redesigning Care Delivery: Building The Team Around The Patient: Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – NHS Employers

Case study from Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust on approach that uses team structure redesign wrapped around patient care to facilitate the adoption of assistant practitioners.  The approach involved staff involvement, piloting the new structures and a recognition that cultural

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust: Strengthening your nursing supply case study – NHS Employers

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust has committed to strengthening its nursing supply, through the introduction of new roles, such as nursing apprenticeships, and mapping out career pathways so that staff can visually identify how they can develop

Staffing for Safe and Effective Care: Nursing on the Brink (Policy Report) – Royal Cllege of Nursing

Policy document from the Royal College of Nursing raising the alarm on the growing nursing workforce shortages across the UK, and their concern at the implications on patient safety.  Presents a set of RCN principles which provide high-level objectives which most  meaningfully represent what

Lessons Learned Review: The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s handling of concerns about midwives’ fitness to practise at the Furness General Hospital – Professional Standards Authority

Report on the conduct of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) handling of concerns about midwives’ fitness to practice at the Furness General Hospital.  It expresses ery serious concerns about the way in which it deals with families and patients and whether it

Sexual and Reproductive Health: RCN report on the impact of funding and service changes in England – Royal College of Nursing

This report brings together the results of a RCN survey with nurses working in sexual and reproductive health (SRH). It provides clarification and evidence following increasing concerns reported from those working in England on the impact of service provision following

Leading Change, Adding Value: A framework for nursing, midwifery and care staff: A learning tool to support all nursing, midwifery and care staff to identify and address unwarranted variation in practice – NHS England

This document provide details of the Leading Change, Adding Value (LCAV) framework and supports all nursing, midwifery and care staff to identify and address unwarranted variation in practice – recognising unequal standards of care and changing them.