Journal articlesA summer of challenges and an autumn of innovation

A summer of challenges and an autumn of innovation

15/09/17 | Articles, Education, Service delivery | Jacqui Fletcher

Whatever happened to the days when it was quiet over summer? It feels like we never had a break, as there has been so much in the news about health and health policy, with nursing and the high vacancy factor at the top of the agenda. Tissue viability nurses have been asked to work on wards and others to run 7-day services (without extra staff, obviously). So it is good to see that central policy departments are acknowledging the role that lack of staff, poor skill mix and inconsistent care have in patient harm and complaints against the NHS; it is just unfortunate such problems cannot easily be resolved.