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Safe Staffing Summit: A Practical Guide to Safe and Effective Nursing Staffing Levels and Skill Mix

Friday 14 July 2017
De Vere West One Conference Centre, London

Safe Staffing Summit: A Practical Guide to Safe and Effective Nursing Staffing Levels and Skill Mix
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The RCN's report 'Safe and Effective Staffing: the Real Picture' released on 14 May 2017 states that “Nurse staffing levels are critical to the delivery of safe and effective care…How to define what ensures that staffing is safe and effective is complex and depends on the constantly changing nature of how people are diagnosed and treated when they access any type of health and care service.”

“We found numerous examples of services rated good and outstanding for being caring. Where we found issues, these chiefly resulted from poor staffing levels” Care Quality Commission, March 2017

“Ensuring that there are enough staff with the necessary skills to provide consistently safe care remains a challenge for acute trusts. While there have been improvements in staffing and recruitment, staffing levels and skill mix remain an issue in some services and hospitals. When we inspect we always take a rounded view of staffing levels. This involves listening to patients and staff, observing staff and patient interactions, looking at staffing rotas, and looking at risk registers where trusts themselves have frequently identified risks from low staffing levels and have incident reports related to staffing. We expect trusts to have assessed the number and skill mix of the staff they need to provide safe care, based on the number and needs of their patients. We then examine how consistently they meet this assessed level of staffing.” State of Hospitals, Care Quality Commission, 3rd March 2017

The Care Quality Commission have recently highlighted the importance of safe staffing. This national summit will focus on delivering safe staffing and improving nurse staffing levels in line with the new National Framework for nursing, midwifery and care staff and the National Quality Board expectations which are reflected in the Care Quality Commission inspection framework, and which form the basis of the recently launched NHS Improvement draft improvement guide ‘Safe staffing improvement resources: adult inpatients in acute care’.

The important issues of skill mix, acuity monitoring, recognizing red flag events and escalation will be discussed. Delegates will be updated on implementing the national guidance on safe staffing levels including the use of the Care Hours Per Patient Day (CHPPD) metric and on optimising your workforce to reduce reliance on temporary staff, realising the benefits of eRostering and working with National Agency Rules: Making Agency Rate Caps work for you. There will be an extended session focusing on evidence informed decision support tools for safe staffing, and an update on the new guidance on Improving staffing on Inpatient wards for adults in acute hospitals.

Through expert extended sessions and practical NHS Trust case studies delivered by experienced nurse directors, the conference will take a practical approach to supporting you to review and improve nursing staffing and skill mix in your service.

“Our staffing must be safe, sustainable, efficient and able to provide competent and compassionate care to our patients and people we care for. Better workforce planning and management of staff resources is needed to improve quality of care, staff productivity and financial control.” Leading Change Adding Value: A framework for nursing, midwifery and care staff, May 2016

“An increase in a nurses’ workload by one patient increased the likelihood of an inpatient dying within 30days of admission by 7%” The Safe Staffing Alliance Manifesto for Safe Staffing

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