Category list : Francis Response
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Why are ward staffing levels being made public?Subscription
On 24 June 2014, NHS Choices will be publishing the planned and actual number of nurses on each shift on every inpatient ward in England
The health secretary has admitted that some NHS organisations have made the “wrong” decision to cut staff in order to try and make financial savings.
How the government’s response affects nursingSubscription
This summary looks at how the government has addressed key issues that will affect nursing in its response to the Francis report
Nursing Times has collated the views of five major healthcare unions on the government’s response to the Francis report into care failings at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has confirmed it has been asked to provide guidance on safe staffing levels for adult inpatient wards and eight other settings.
A dedicated hospital safety website will be launched next year as part of the government’s response to Robert Francis QC’s report, ministers have announced.
A major patient safety improvement programme and new incident report and alert systems are to be introduced by NHS England in response to the Francis inquiry.
Robert Francis QC, chair of the Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust public inquiry, has told Nursing Times he believes the government’s actions mean any future “Mid Staffs” would be detected earlier.
The government has not included feedback evidence from patients and families as part of performance appraisal in its response to the recommendations made by Robert Francis QC’s public inquiry into Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust.
The government has said it believes the Royal College of Nursing would be stronger if it split its role as a union from that of being a college.