Previous Article Next Article BriefingIn-patientinfectionAsurvey claiming that one in 10 hospital patients picks up an infection has beenreceived sceptically by infection control nurses. The survey, commissioned byinfection control products manufacturers Antec International, also found thatone in four patients believed that cleanliness is not important to hospitalstaff. NursingStandard27 May 2002FoundationhospitalsTheintroduction of foundation hospitals has prompted union concern about paydisputes, low staff morale and patient care problems in non-foundationhospitals. Concerns were expressed by staff and management representativesafter health secretary Alan Milburn announced the introduction of the schemefor the end of next year.NursingStandard29 May 2002Toomany managersTheNHS now has more managers than beds, according to Conservative Party leaderIain Duncan Smith. The Tory chief accused Prime Minister Tony Blair of failingto improve health service efficiency. “The NHS now has 210,000 managersbut fewer than 200,000 beds,” he said. NursingTimes16 May 2002 Comments are closed. BriefingOn 1 Jul 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.