NHS England | March 2020 | Leading the acceleration of evidence into practice: a guide for executive nurses
NHS England has published Leading the acceleration of evidence into practice: a guide for executive nurses, which is a practical guide to provide executive nurses with insight into fostering a culture that encourages staff to be innovative and use research and evidence to inform and support the sustainability and transformation of care (Source: NHS England).
NHS England | February 2020 | NHS publishes latest NHS staff survey results
The findings of the NHS staff survey indicate that a little over 80 per cent of NHS staff are satisfied that they are providing the best care to patients.
The annual survey of more than 560,000 NHS workers found that 13 per cent of staff reported being bullied, harassed or abused by their own manager in the past 12 months and almost a fifth, 19 per cent, said they had experienced abuse from colleagues.
Black and minority ethnic staff are also 14 per cent more likely to experience violence from members of the public or patients while discrimination on the grounds of ethnic background increased by four percentage points since 2018.
NHS England | December 2019 | Implementing routine outcome monitoring in specialist perinatal mental health services
NHS England has released a new publication, which focuses on good practice examples, tools, tips and information to help perinatal mental health (PMH) services embed appropriate perinatal mental health outcomes measures at a local level, using outcome measures that are already part of the Mental Health Services Dataset (Source: NHS England).
NHS England | December 2019| NHS warning as winter vomiting bug closes 1,000 hospital beds
The NHS is calling on the public to heed advice and stay at home if they have norovirus to avoid passing it on, as hospitals in England have been forced to close more than 1,100 hospital beds over the last week.
Top medics are concerned about the spread of the winter vomiting bug this year and the impact it is having on hospitals and other services.
They are therefore urging those who catch the virus not to go back to work or school until at least 48 hours after symptoms pass, to avoid passing it on to others.
The latest data from Public Health England (PHE) surveillance showed that the number of positive norovirus laboratory reports during the two weeks in the middle of November (11th-24th) was 28% higher than the average for the last five.
The NHS is responding by launching a new social media campaign to help people avoid catching the bug if possible, and recognise and deal with the symptoms of norovirus at home if they are unlucky enough to get infected.
Health bosses are also encouraging those who need it to seek help from the free, 24/7 NHS 111 phone and online service rather than going to hospital or their GP, where they risk infecting others (Source: NHS England).
NHS England | November 2019| A Guide to Managing Medicines Supply and Shortages
NHS England have produced a guide which aims to support pharmacists, clinicians and other NHS professionals with managing the supply of medicines to their patients and details the national, regional and local management and escalation processes and communication routes for medicines supply issues in order to consolidate existing practice across industry, government and the NHS (Source: NHS England).