Tag Archives: workforce

Nurses needed

Yesterday the Nursing and Midwifery Council issued a press release reporting on a continued decline in the number of EU-qualified nurses and midwives joining the register, and a simultaneous increase in the number of EU-qualified nurses and midwives leaving. Behind … Continue reading

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Safe staffing

In a post on this site last year I drew attention to the (highly contested) decision by NICE to suspend its work on safe nurse staffing in inpatient mental health settings. Now, and with thanks to Shaun Lintern from the … Continue reading

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Turning back the clock?

Here’s a post to draw attention to the RCN‘s newly published Report on Mental Health Services in the UK. This looks to be the latest document from Frontline First, a campaign revealing the effects of funding cuts on NHS care … Continue reading

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More, and more educated, nurses make a difference

Whilst I was wandering around Cornwall last week (see photograph for evidence), The Lancet was busy publishing the latest paper from Professor Linda Aiken and her colleagues in the RN4CAST consortium. Nurse staffing and education and hospital mortality in nine … Continue reading

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