New film helps nurses to find healthier ways to cope

The NHS should heed the clear message from a powerful new film: look after the nurses you’ve got. By nurses for nurses, the timely film No Yeah Buts explores their stress, anxiety and fatigue and ways in which unhealthy coping mechanisms can be replaced by healthy ones. The aim is to deliver a clear message to NHS employers and to encourage more nurses to sign up for the NURSING YOU programme, which includes a weight management app and resources for nurses to make changes at their workplace.

At the launch of the film in London on 17 June, Professor Anne Marie Rafferty CBE, President of the Royal College of Nursing said ‘This really speaks to the dilemmas that nurses are wrestling with on a day-to-day basis. It’s an intelligent approach to try to design out some of the unhealthy habits and replace them with ones that are healthier, giving nurses back some form of control and the sense that we can change and be in charge of our destiny. And when we do it collectively we’ll all benefit, and less fatigued nurses will impact on patient safety’

To watch the film go to: https://www.c3health.org/blog/new-film-helps-nurses-to-find-healthier-ways-to-cope/

NHS Nurses save 87 minutes a day in revolutionary trial

In a busy hospital setting, innovative technology makes medication rounds safer and more efficient, helping NHS nurses save 87 minutes each, per day, in ground-breaking trial.

PillTime uses the latest robotic technology and artificial intelligence to dispense medication. When implemented in Salford Royal hospital, the PillTime method saved NHS nurses an average of 87 minutes a day by making medication rounds more efficient. Key benefits included safer administration, better patient care and a calmer working environment for nurses.

As pressure mounts, nurses are under a huge deal of pressure to maintain standards of patient care. With nurse resources stretched and workloads soaring, the Royal College of Nursing expresses concern about safe staffing levels within the profession.

To read this story in full, go to: https://www.healtheuropa.eu/nhs-nurses-revolutionary-nhs-trial/92251/

NHS Long-term plan – “This is not about miracles”

The NHS Long-term plan is set to save almost half a million more lives with practical action and investment in treatments – but we must be wary of EU pressures.

With the Government announcing additional funding for NHS England, this means the NHS can plan to make the public health service fit for the future of patients, families and staff. Responding to the announcement of the NHS Long-term Plan, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, comments on the positive impact of the long-term plan and warns to beware of over-promising.

According to NHS England, the blueprint to make the NHS fit for the future will use the latest technology, such as digital GP consultations for all those who want them, coupled with early detection and a renewed focus on prevention to stop an estimated 85,000 premature deaths each year.

Source: NHS Long-term plan – “This is not about miracles”