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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

The King’s Fund

District nursing – it’s not just an injection

Rebecca Myers, a community staff nurse in London, shares her thoughts on what ‘good care’ looks like in district nursing services.

The King’s Fund

How health care library and information services have evolved since the creation of the NHS

This article takes a look back through the archives at how health care libraries have developed from the advent of the NHS to present day. The ability to access information, knowledge and evidence is critical to understanding and improving health care. The way we do this has come a long way since the NHS was established.

NHS Employers

Tackling bullying and harassment in the NHS

NHS Employers has produced a new podcast, the first in a two-part series, discussing bullying and harassment in the NHS. In the first edition Bernadette El-Hadidy, NHS Employers' London area head of engagement, talks to Jon Restell, Jon Lenney and Dr Madeline Carter to find out what the issues are and how they can be tackled.

NHS Employers

New video on end-of-life care training

NHS Employers has produced a short video featuring Salford Royal Foundation Trust and its collaborative approach to delivering end-of-life care training to providers across the region. They use a range of teaching methods, including one-to-one education, role modelling, e-learning and classroom-based learning, to staff at all levels to provide a unified level of training.

NHS England

Staff engagement and reshaping the health and social care workforce

Candace Imison, Director of Policy at the Nuffield Trust, reflects on the discussion that came out of her ‘pop-up’ university session – staff engagement and reshaping the health and social care workforce: increasing staff satisfaction at a time of transformational change.

NHS England

NHS England takes next step on tackling conflicts of interest

NHS England is launching a major consultation on proposals to strengthen the management of conflicts of interest, clamp down on inappropriate behaviour and ensure that the NHS is one of the leading healthcare organisations in the world in tackling these issues.


NICE fellows and scholars programme opens for an eighth year

Applications to NICE’s (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) prestigious Fellows and Scholars Programme are open. Both NICE Fellowships and NICE Scholarships are opportunities for health and social care professionals working across the UK to learn more about NICE.

Queen’s Nursing Institute

New funding for nursing projects to improve men’s health

The new funding stream starts in 2017 and is specifically for projects that help improve men’s health. The deadline for completed applications is 24 November 2016, projects will commence in March 2017 and last for 12 months. Funding of up to £5000 is available for up to 10 projects, along with a year-long programme of professional support from the QNI.

Together for short lives

Children’s palliative care nurses needed to bridge care gap

There are more than 50,000 children and young people in the UK who are expected to have short lives and the number is rising. These children have complex and unpredictable health conditions and rely on qualified children’s nurses with the right skills to provide palliative care and symptom management. Yet there is currently a shortage of children’s palliative care nurses and this is already having a negative impact on the care provided to children and families.

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