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Jane Ball: 'The Francis inquiry tells us inadequate staffing costs lives'

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Mags, I'd be really interested to know what you think of this http://tinyurl.com/d4w8ktt I am trying to use the payments we get to directly reflect staffing levels so that in an ideal world, the busier we are/ more dependent patients we have, the more nurses. The time lag is a problem I know. I am also trying to use the nursing literature to put in cut offs so that if e.g. staffing drops below what the most senior nurse regards as safe, we shut the ward. The trust refuses to open new beds because of cost and I have little confidence in the CCG plans to manage demand as they've not produced much over the last few years and the trust is just getting busier and busier. But I think better use of the tariff might be the key even if this gets a little techie.... Apologies for management jargon, am just trying to do my bit to help.

Posted date

20 March, 2013

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1:40 am

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