Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Report this comment to a moderator

Please fill in the form below if you think a comment is unsuitable. Your comments will be sent to our moderator for review.
By submitting your information you agree to our Privacy and Cookie Policy.

Report comment to moderator

Required fields.


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


Mags, I'd be really interested to know what you think of this 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

Posted time

1:40 am