A review of nurse shift patterns as part of the chief nursing officer for England’s Compassion in Practice strategy has been delayed, Nursing Times has learnt.
The review of the evidence on eight hour and twelve hour shift patterns was one of a number of initiatives announced in April designed to make the ambitions of the strategy a reality.
Its aim was to identify which shift patterns were the most appropriate for which care settings.
The Compassion in Practice implementation plan said the key learning points should have been disseminated to the nursing and midwifery workforce by September this year.
However, a spokesman for NHS England confirmed the review had not started. Nursing Times understands the scope of the review is still being decided.