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Gillian Leng presenting today on looking ahead to the new NICE guidance

Prof Gillian LengProf Gillian Leng

Gillian’s presentation included an update on NICE’s role in setting guidelines on safe staffing including  the process overview, initial issues raised and mental health topics.

Gillian said the key messages in the guidelines were:
Staffing levels relate to patient needs
Registered nurses and skill mix
Role of red flags
No single minimum number
Monitoring and flexibility is important

Gillian concluded her presentation by saying that the First NICE guideline on safe staffing in adult wards is out for consultation and the first mental health topic is mental health inpatient settings

Gillian said challenges relate to lack of evidence and data.

“Prioritising nurse staffing is only one element – work on whole team staffing models also required.”

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Events of interest:

Nurse Clinics 2014
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Tuesday 2 December 2014 London

Hospital Care at Night
Tuesday 2 December 2014 London

Nurse Prescribing
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Non-Medical Prescribing
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Nursing Appraisal and Revalidation
Tuesday 9 December 2014 Manchester

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Tuesday 13 January 2015 London

Nurse Appraisal and Revalidation in Mental Health
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Tuesday 27 January 2015 London

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Thursday 29 January 2015 London

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Masterclass: Nursing Revalidation
Tuesday 10 February 2015 London

The National Quality Standard for Surgical Site Infection
Thursday 12 February 2015 London

Masterclass: Nurses, Midwives and the Law
Thursday 5 March 2015 London

Safe Midwife Staffing in Maternity Settings
Tuesday 10 March 2015 London

Effective Ward Manager
Monday 16 March 2015 London

Presentation Skills & Public Speaking for Nurses Masterclass
Monday 16 March 2015 London

Nursing Appraisal and Revalidation
Thursday 26 March 2015 London

Masterclass: Nurse Led Discharge
Tuesday 28 April 2015 London


Download: Prof Gillian Leng Presentation

17 November 2014


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