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When will we see more diverse nursing leadership?

‘There is a spiral of positivity in the best performing NHS trusts. The extent to which staff are committed to their organizations and to which they recommend their trust as a place to receive...

Using community treatment orders: key provisions

Testing of a detained patient's rehabilitation was traditionally undertaken using the extended leave provisions of section 17 of the Mental Health Act 1983. These provisions allow a responsible...

Investing in illness prevention

In the introduction to the initiative, Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock acknowledges the progress made in improving people's health and extending longevity. However, he highlights that...

Taking the temperature of patient safety in the NHS

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) annual report on the state of health care and adult social care in England for 2017/18 helps provide this overview and baseline assessment. The picture painted by the...

Getting the basics right: reflections on infection prevention and control

There have been many national reports, recommendations and guidance documents, innovations and campaigns, HCAI reduction targets for MRSA bacteraemia and Clostridium difficile infection, and new Acts...

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