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Can clerical assistance free-up ward sister time?

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Article: Using clerical staff to free up ward sister time

“The head and neck unit at Nottingham University Hospitals Trust trialled the introduction of a ward administrator. This role takes on some of the ward sister’s administrative and clerical tasks, enabling the sister to spend more time on the ward, be a visible leader to staff and patients, and monitor standards. This article outlines how the role was introduced and the key outcome measures used to evaluate its impact on patient and staff satisfaction, complaint reduction and nursing metrics.”

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