An improvement resource for the deployment of nursing associates in secondary care – National Quality Board

National Quality Board that describes the principles for safe staffing including organisational, managerial and clinical setting factors alongside governance, leadership and reporting to ensure that nursing associates are safely and effectively deployed into the workforce.

Nursing degree apprenticeships: in poor health?: Eighth Report of Session 2017–19: Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report – House of Commons Education Committee

Finds difficulties with the delivery of nursing apprenticeships.  The rate of progress in the development of nursing degree apprenticeships has been slow. The Government expects over 400 nursing associates to progress to nursing degree apprenticeships from 2019, with this figure expected to grow, yet it

Nursing care for people experiencing homelessness: A Survey of the QNI Homeless Health Network – Queen’s Nursing Institute

This report presents the expert knowledge and experience of Homeless Health Nurses and contributes to the evidence for meeting the health care needs of people who are homeless, giving clear recommendations to support service planning.

Health Visitor Service Delivery Metrics 2017/18: Annual Data Statistical Commentary (October 2018 release) – Public Health England

Local authority commissioners and health professionals can use these resources to track how many pregnant women, children and families in their local area have received health promoting reviews at particular points during pregnancy and childhood.  The data and commentaries also show

Health Visitor Service Delivery Metrics Quarter 1 2018/19: Statistical Commentary (October 2018 release) – Public Health England

Local authority commissioners and health professionals can use these resources to track how many pregnant women, children and families in their local area have received health promoting reviews at particular points during pregnancy and childhood.  The data and commentaries also show

Care staffing in the NHS: the good, the bad and the promising – BPP University School of Nursing

Report from BPP University School of Nursing looking at nurse recruitment. It finds while it is clear that NHS trusts are having to deal with budgetary pressures and a skills shortage which may be exacerbated by Brexit, they are also

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.