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Enhancing the care environment for people living with dementia

The House of Commons briefing paper reviews a range of English policies aimed at improving dementia diagnosis, care, support and research. There are an estimated 850 000 people living with dementia in...

A global problem of epic proportions

‘World Patient Safety Day provides a focal point for healthcare and patient safety bodies, all over the world, to recognise the work they are doing and to share intelligence and resources with other...

From staff nurse to nurse consultant: Survival Guide part 5: Surviving holistically

Spend a few moments thinking about yourself; that in itself is a challenge for many of us who spend most of our time serving the needs of others. Get a cup of coffee, shut the door, take a piece of...

The inherent jurisdiction of the High Court

Under English common law, a superior court, the High Court rather than the Court of Protection, has the jurisdiction to hear any matter that comes before it, unless a statute limits that authority....

Embedding a just and learning culture in the NHS

NHS Resolution has just published guidance on ‘Being fair: supporting a just and learning culture for staff, patients and carers following incidents in the NHS’ (Chaffer et al, 2019)..

Implementing the NHS Patient Safety Strategy

Since revelations about failings in care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, where 400–1200 patients died between 2005 and 2009, the NHS has endeavoured to improve its safety record. The Mid...

BJN Awards 2019: innovation runner up: creating a staff flu vaccination game

‘Employers cannot address myths and misconceptions about f lu unless they can engage staff for long enough to present their messages about f lu and the vaccine’ .

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