Work Life Balance and Agency Nurses

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Today we’re celebrating the services we work with pledging to uphold the RCNs toolkit for Agency Workers, Work Life Balance Domain.

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43% of NHS staff in England use instant messaging despite possibility of disciplinary action!!!

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The Nursing Standard reports today on the use of instant messaging to share sensitive data in the clinical setting despite staff the possibility of disciplinary action. In a world where technology is becoming an increasingly important tool, a call for specific apps to be developed to help staff communicate better has been made. The RCN has warned nurses risk losing … Read More

Amelia43% of NHS staff in England use instant messaging despite possibility of disciplinary action!!!

Paige & Georgia are celebrating our RCN work life balance pledges today!!!

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Today Georgia and Paige from our Leeds office are pledging their support of the RCNs Agency Workers toolkit. They are pledging to be understanding of emergency situations that staff might find themselves in and are celebrating that we always build shift patterns around our staffs availability respecting their time off. We hope that by making these pledges and celebrating the … Read More

AmeliaPaige & Georgia are celebrating our RCN work life balance pledges today!!!

Inspirational Nurses on International Women’s Day 2018

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To Celebrate International Woman’s day today our blog looks at four inspirational Nurses across the ages. Florence Nightingale Florence Nightingale, known as the founder of modern nursing, is famous for her work during the Crimean War. She revolutionised nursing care with her focus on hygiene and use of statistics to provide evidence on best practice. She also changed the face … Read More

AmeliaInspirational Nurses on International Women’s Day 2018

“Protect yourself project” to be published in RCNs library of good practice!!!!!

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Some of you may remember way back in March 2017 our project “Agency Nurses protect yourselves” won a place on the RCNS Celebrating Innovation in Nursing Practice Project” In celebration of the RCN Centenary, the RCN wants to showcase the very best of the profession, revealing nursing practice that often goes unobserved or is ‘under the radar’ by building a … Read More

Amelia“Protect yourself project” to be published in RCNs library of good practice!!!!!

Duchess of Cambridge launches Nursing Now Campaign with the Burdett Trust!!!!!

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This morning we wake up to the fantastic news that the Duchess of Cambridge and health leaders from across the world are launching a global campaign to raise the profile of our profession. The 2016 “Triple Impact” report, the very same report that inspired us here at Local Care Force to further develop our “Nurses protect yourself project” has also … Read More

AmeliaDuchess of Cambridge launches Nursing Now Campaign with the Burdett Trust!!!!!

LCF Nurses pledge to support the RCNs work life balance toolkit

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This week its the Nurses at Local Care Force turn to pledge to support the RCNs healthy workplace toolkit for agency workers. Work Life balance is important to us all and our Nurses are pledging to ensure the safety of their patients, themselves and their colleagues by not working excessive hours and having adequate rests in between shifts. A big … Read More

AmeliaLCF Nurses pledge to support the RCNs work life balance toolkit

Medication errors in National spotlight today

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Todays speech by Jeremy Hunt will focus on a crack down on NHS drug errors, which has been highlighted by a study carried out at Manchester, York & Sheffield Universities. 270 million drug errors occur every year, 22,000 deaths a year identify a drug error as a contributing factor. Distractions, work pressures, staffing levels and often long working hours can … Read More

AmeliaMedication errors in National spotlight today

LCF supporting the RCNs Healthy workplace toolkit for Agency Staff

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This week Rosie, Manchester Nursing Team Leader celebrates Local Care Forces pledge to maintain our staffs work life balance. The RCNs toolkit strives to support the creation of a healthy workplace and encourages organisations like LCF to share and celebrate good practice. As part of our “Agency Nurses Protect Yourself, Protect your Patients” Project we will continue to engage the … Read More

AmeliaLCF supporting the RCNs Healthy workplace toolkit for Agency Staff

Proud to be shortlisted for The Burdett Awards 2018 Who cares, wins category

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We’re very proud to announce today that the Local Care force project “Agency Nurses Protect yourself, protect your patients” has been shortlisted for the Burdett Nursing Awards 2018. The Burdett Trust targets projects that are Nurse led and that empower nurses to make significant improvements to the patient care environment. We have been shortlisted in the “Who Cares, Wins” Award … Read More

AmeliaProud to be shortlisted for The Burdett Awards 2018 Who cares, wins category