An article published in the journal Nursing Management discusses the need for nurses to have good IT skills in the light of the Francis reports focus on managing data. Read the abstract at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23980791 Full text is available to NHS staff using NHS Athens accounts.
2 new books have been published to help teach older readers using phonics. Inofrmation can be found at the skills for life webpage. http://www.skillsforlifenetwork.com/default.aspx?&atk=4598
Following a Council meeting on 12 September 2013, the NMC has committed to introduce a proportionate and effective system of revalidation which enhances public protection by the end of 2015. Read more at: http://www.nmc-uk.org/Nurses-and-midwives/Developing-standards-and-guidance/Revalidation/
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Source: The Health Foundation Follow this link for item Date of publication: July 2013 Publication type: News item In a nutshell: In an article entitled, “Building capacity and capability for patient safety education: a train-the-trainers programme for senior doctors”, the authors explore engaging senior doctors in patient safety training, as both…
“There is a mismatch between the location of the current workforce and where care is needed, and both the NHS and social care sector require multi-skilled staff to work across boundaries.” This King’s Fund paper looks at these issues and offers advice on how to address them. Download the paper at http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/time-to-think-differently/publications/nhs-and-social-care-workforce
Key points from this review are as follws “There is a range of models of advocacy, each with distinctive characteristics relating to type of work undertaken, length of involvement and appropriate person who should undertake the role There is a limited evidence base about the effectiveness of advocacy. This is primarily due to differing definitions …