The Chief Nursing Officer for England has issued a guide for providers and commissioners to calculate the amount of “care contact time” required to deliver safe and effective care. This guidance complements pre-existing NQB guidance, NICE guidelines and NICE endorsed safe staffing toolkits. Commissioners and service providers are expected to review the contact time allowed for staff to spend with patients.
Guide issued on care contact time. London: NHS England, November 26th 2014.
This relates to:
Chief Nursing Officer (2014). Safer staffing: a guide to care contact time. London: NHS England, November 26th 2014.