Tags: Patients

Support for introduction of minimum staff to patient ratios

The UK’s largest health union, UNISON, is challenging the Government over its refusal to implement the introduction of minimum staff to patient ratios. It claims that the life-saving initiative would dramatically change life on the wards for patients and staff, providing a safer, more caring environment for all. A new survey from the union of…

BMA: seven-day hospitals ”unaffordable”

Getting consultants to work seven days a week would be unaffordable, Dr Mark Porter, chairman of the British Medical Association’s consultants’ committee has said. This is despite Porter saying exactly a week ago that if doctors did seven-day weekly rotations the number of patient deaths could be reduced. He was reported on Publicservice.co.uk as raising…

Toolkit launched to promote NHS equality

A new toolkit has been launched which aims to help NHS organisations work out how fairly they treat patients and employees. The Equality Delivery System (EDS) framework tool aims to enable NHS organisations to: * make sensible adjustments in the workplace for staff who need support in caring for younger and older dependents. * prioritise…