Tag Archives: Safe Staffing for Older People in Hospitals

Guidance on Care Contact Time (NHS England)

Summary 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 … Continue reading

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Guidance on Nurse Staffing Levels (BBC News / NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released guidelines for hospitals in England on safe staffing levels for nurses. The draft guidelines, and the extensive research behind them, were unveiled earlier in May 2014. The ratio of … Continue reading

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Draft Guidance on Nurse Staffing Levels (BBC News / NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released draft guidance indicating to hospital managers that there is a higher risk of harm to patients when the ratio of nurses to patients falls below a certain level; … Continue reading

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Shortages of Senior Nurses in the NHS? (BBC News / RCN)

Summary The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has published a report indicating there has been a reduction of 3,994 full-time equivalent nursing staff working in senior positions since April 2010. Nursing staff employed at this level – i.e. band seven … Continue reading

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Hospitals in England to Report Staffing Levels for Public Scrutiny (BBC News / RCN)

Summary From April 2014 onwards, hospitals in England will be required to publish monthly details about their standards of care on a new national safety website. An important element of the information supplied will indicate whether each hospital has enough nurses on the wards to meet recommended safe-staffing levels. This development … Continue reading

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Openness and Transparency Over Nurse Staffing-Levels in Hospitals (BBC News)

Summary The Health Select Committee has recommended that hospitals in England record, and display publicly, the number of nurses on-duty on each ward; indicating whether these figures are high enough to meet recommended staffing levels. Read more: BBC News. Be open over nurse numbers, … Continue reading

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