Last week we reported claims that some nurses are not able to pass numeracy and literacy tests as part of the recruitment processes.
Central and North West London Foundation Trust tests nursing applicants for numeracy and literacy, and regularly sees failure rates of 50-80%.
Health Education England has now appealed for evidence of the “anecdotal” problem amid greater focus on the education and training of qualified nurses following the Francis Report into care failings at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust.
What do you think?
- Do you feel confident calculating drug doses?
- Are you confident that your colleagues have adequate numeracy skills?
- Should greater emphasis be placed on numeracy skills in nurse training?