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Staff focus

The latest news on staffing and workforce issues

Staff focus highlights health and morale in the workforce.

This theme highlights health and morale of the workforce. A positive working environment benefits staff and patients. Creating the best possible working conditions for nursing staff enables them to deliver the highest standards of patient care.

Staff focus

Agency for Healthcare Research Quality

Physician burnout

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has produced this page summarising what is known about burnout, what are some of the cause and some interventions that can assist.

BMC Nursing

Tensions in learning professional identities

The aim of this study was to explore how nursing students describe, and use, their prior experiences related to practical skills during their clinical practice.

BMC Nursing

Perceptions of the critical competence of registered nurses in Canada

Cultural diversity often leads to misunderstandings, clashes, conflicts, ethnocentrism, discrimination, and stereotyping due to the frequent intersection of many variables.

BMC Nursing

What establishes an excellent nurse?

The aim of this study was to determine nurses’ perspectives regarding characteristics associated with an excellent nurse in order to elicit a conceptual profile.

British Medical Journal

Determining the optimal place and time for procedural education

This issue describes an educational programme aimed at ensuring that practising physicians properly accomplish the rare but important task of transvenous pacing.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Framework for improving joy at work

A guide for health care organisations in engaging in a process where leaders ask colleagues at all levels, “What matters to you?” — enabling them to better understand the barriers to joy in work.

NHS Employers

A journey to improved staff engagement

Case study from London’s Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust describing how they significantly improved their staff engagement levels.

NHS Employers

New report launched on the shape of the mental health workforce

This report has been developed to support the delivery of the Five Year Forward View for mental health, which sets out the improvements needed in mental health services by 2020/21.

NHS England

Shortlist of nine inspirational nominations for Kate Granger Awards

Now in their third year the awards were set up by Kate Granger, the terminally ill doctor who worked tirelessly to raise awareness around compassion in the NHS through her #hellomynameis social media campaign.

NHS England

GP numbers set to receive major boost as NHS England acts to expand international recruitment

NHS England is set to expand the GP workforce with the acceleration of an international recruitment programme. Working with partners it will start to recruit around 600 overseas doctors into general practice in 2017/18 and aim for a total of at least 2,000 doctors over the next three years.

NHS England

New scheme launched to help NHS whistleblowers

A nationwide pilot to help NHS whistleblowers back into work has been launched. The Whistleblowers Support Scheme will offer a range of services including career coaching, financial advice and mediation for primary care staff who have suffered as a result of raising concerns about NHS practice.

NHS Improvement

Developing people – improving care: a national framework for action on improvement and leadership development in NHS-funded services

This updated framework focuses on helping NHS and social care staff to develop four critical capabilities: systems leadership; established quality improvement methods; inclusive and compassionate leadership; and talent management.

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Information for nurses and midwives on responding to unexpected incidents or emergencies

Following recent terrorist incidents, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has provided information for nurses and midwives on responding to unexpected incidents or emergencies.

Public Health England

Getting Serious About Cardiovascular Disease Prevention 2018 conference

This conference website is now open for abstract applications. This includes for educational posters and/or oral presentations to be included in the conference programme of workshops and a poster competition.

Shape of Training

Report from the UK Shape of Training Steering Group

UKSTSG argues that developing the workforce in this way would support the needs of patients with co-morbidities, provide continuity of care and develop a greater number of doctors working at the interface of primary and secondary care.

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