Nursing … A Safety

There are currently 23,443 nursing vacancies in England, Wales & Northern Ireland equating to 9% of the workforce. A pretty substantial number by anybody's standard. Trusts are running their hospitals below safe staffing guidelines or depending on agency staff. Wales has made it a legal obligation for hospitals to be fully staffed. Nicola … Read more about Nursing … A Safety

Doctor, It’s An Emergency

“We entered this winter in the worst state of affairs” according to Dr. Taj Hassan, President of the Royal College of emergency medicine. He called for an “absolute and urgent need” of extra assistance in coping with the emergency department and its rising patients. No less than fifty trusts have issued their own alerts this month, requesting … Read more about Doctor, It’s An Emergency