Adult Safeguarding: Roles and Competencies for Health Care Staff

Royal College of Nursing, August 2018

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 the lives of people they care for. This intercollegiate document has been designed to guide professionals and the teams they work with to identify the competencies they need in order to support individuals to receive personalised and culturally sensitive safeguarding. It sets out minimum training requirements along with education and training principles.

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Your Future Nurses: The Different Routes To Recruiting Your Workforce

NHS Employers, August 2018

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 nursing degree apprenticeship gives a new opportunity for employers to train nurses, while the creation of the new nursing associate role can help to be a bridge between healthcare assistants and graduate registered nurses.

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

Royal College of Nursing, July 2018

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 of any technology or change.

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Evidence-Based Nursing – April 2018

The April edition of Evidence-based Nursing has been published.  This issue includes articles on choosing a review design for a literature review, a randomised controlled trial on non-opioid analgesia compared with opioid management for acute pain, and a cohort study looking at walking and lower mortality in older adults.

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Left to chance: the health and care nursing workforce supply in England

Royal College of Nursing, February 2018

Report from the Royal College of Nursing that finds the current approach to workforce planning in England is fragmented and incomplete, with no clear national accountability for ensuring that nursing staff with the right skills arrive in the right parts of the health care system at the right time. The lack of comprehensive data on current nursing staff and training numbers means that national workforce planning is incoherent, and credible workforce strategy impossible.  It notes that since nurse bursaries were abolished, the 2018 applications to UCAS for nursing courses have seen a 13% fall compared to the same time last year, a total fall of 33% since the same time in January 2016.

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