Full survey results: what do nurses think of the Francis report?
Nursing Times revealed on Wednesday the key findings from a survey of nearly 3,000 nurses on the recommendations of the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust public inquiry report. We have now published the full results
The survey “How do you feel about the Francis report recommendations?” was conducted online between 6-15 February. A total of 2,939 nurses took part in the survey.
|1. Do you welcome the Francis report recommendations to regulating healthcare assistants?||%|
|2. On a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 shows no benefit and 5 shows great benefit, how far do you think the regulation of HCAs will improve patient care?||%|
|1 (no benefit to patient care)||3.9|
|5 (maximum benefit to patient care)||35.2|
|How far do you think regulation of HCAs will improve your working day as a nurse?||%|
|Regulation of HCAs will be of great benefit to nurses||73.2|
|Regulation of HCAs will not affect nurses||21.5|
|Regulation of HCAs will disadvantage nurses||5.4|
|Would you like to see the RCN separate its role as a trade union and professional organisation?||%|
|How far do you agree with the recommendation that ward nurse managers should step out of the office and ensure they develop a clinical aspect to their role?||%|
|Neither agree or disagree||3.6|
|The report suggests specially training “older person’s nurses” should lead improvements in care on wards with significant numbers of older patients. Do you think this will improve patient care for this group?||%|
|How far do you agree with the idea that new laws should require all NHS staff and directors to be open and honest when mistakes happen?||%|
|Neither agree or disagree||6.2|
|Do you agree with the idea of assigning patients a “key nurse” for each shift who is responsible for coordinating their care needs?||%|
|How difficult or easy do you think it will be for ‘key nurses’ to be implemented in practice?||%|
|Do you think that the Francis report should have called for regulation of NHS managers?||%|
|The Francis report has suggested that badges and uniforms should clearly distinguish between HCAs and registered nurses for the sake of patients. How important do you think this is?||%|
|Not important at all||3.8|
|Should students do three months’ work experience before their course?||%|
|Yes, three months||50.9|
|Yes, more than three months||25.6|
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