Archives for November 16th, 2001

DOCTORS PENALISED FOR SPENDING TIME WITH PATIENTS

Headlines, PublicNet: 16 November, 2001

Doctors are being penalised for offering patients the time they need, according to a survey for BMA News, the publication of the British Medical Association.More than 200 doctors responded to a survey about consultation times, prompted by growing concerns that the pace of work expected of them is putting quality and safety at risk.

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NURSES GET CONTROL OF BUDGETS

Headlines, PublicNet: 16 November, 2001

Ward sisters and charge nurses are to get control of ward staffing budgets worth as much as 800,000 pounds a year.The move aims to give more power to senior nurses to manage the staff on their wards, plan rosters, shift patterns and assess the need for agency or bank nurses.

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