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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

British Medical Journal

Effects of the I-PASS Nursing Handoff Bundle on communication quality and workflow

Handoff communication errors are a leading source of sentinel events. This study sought to determine the impact of a handoff improvement programme for nurses.

Journal of Medical Internet Research

Effectiveness of adaptive e-learning environments on knowledge, competence and behaviour in health professionals and students

The purpose of this systematic review is to assess the effectiveness of AEEs in improving knowledge, competence, and behaviour in health professionals and students.

NHS Employers

New webinar looking at apprenticeships trailblazers

NHS Employers, supported by Skills for Health (SFH), recently ran a webinar looking at the guidance and process for setting up or getting involved with a trailblazer to develop new apprenticeship standards.

NHS Employers

Flu guidance for health care workers

In November 2016, NHS England published the Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) scheme for the next two seasons. As part of the new CQUIN for 2017/18 and 2018/19 there will be a continued focus on flu vaccination targets for frontline healthcare workers that will be matched with progressive payments.

NHS Clinical Commissioners

Checklist for recruiting CCG lay members

The checklist reminds CCGs to think about succession planning as well as more immediate issues of recruitment.

NHS Wales

Workforce development programme wins HR award

A programme set up to give staff opportunities to spend time observing how frontline NHS staff use technology has been highly commended at an awards ceremony held in Cardiff last month.

Primary Care Commission

The leader as coach

Using coaching techniques in the workplace can support effective team management by increasing the motivation and confidence of individuals.

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