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PM's Commission on Nursing 'not in vain'

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The work of the Prime Minister’s Commission on Nursing carried out during Gordon Brown’s premiership will not have been in vain, according to the nurse leading the new Nursing and Care Quality Forum.

Speaking at an event to publicise the work of the forum at the RCN Congress this week, Sally Brearley said that her team of nurses was looking into four workstreams: leadership; culture and values; involvement and feedback; and time to care.

She said this could incorporate recommendations made by the Prime Minister’s Commission if nurses felt they were important enough to be kept and “that work would not be wasted”.

“Tell us what you think is important [from that particular report],” Ms Brearley told delegates at the lunchtime fringe event. “And we will incorporate it.”

“This is not just about you and us, this is about us working together,” she said.

The forum is writing to prime minister David Cameron on Friday, and will recommend streamlined paperwork, intentional rounding and handover staffing levels, among other things.

She said the prime minister had urged the NCQF to be “bold” in its recommendations but insisted that she wanted its recommendations to be evidence based. Ms Brearley therefore encouraged delegates to get involved and fill in the online survey to tell them what was important to transform nursing, as well as getting in touch with the forum members to raise concerns and solutions.

“We keep talking to people and listening and listening,” she told Nursing Times after the event. “And when you’ve heard everything and you keep just hearing the same things, you know you’ve got it.”

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