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Safe Staffing for Nursing in Mental Health Inpatient Units

Monday 16 November 2015
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Safe Staffing for Nursing in Mental Health Inpatient Units

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“There can be no compromise on the issue of safe staffing” Jeremy Hunt, Minister of State for Health, 16 July 2015

“Staffing requirements for mental health wards are completely different to a regular inpatient ward. The focus is obviously more on psychological than physical care, but reactive and unplanned interventions are also more common, people stay for longer and higher percentage of people are detained rather than there by choice.” NHS England, June 2015

Chaired by Joanne McDonnell, Senior Nurse for Mental Health and Learning Disabilities at NHS England this conference through national updates, and practical case studies will look at ensuring safe and effective nurse staffing levels and skill mix inpatient mental health settings– how to ensure right people, with the right skills, are in the right place at the right time. The conference will open with a national update on implementing the new NHS England Safe Staffing Framework for Mental Health Wards which was announced by NHS England on 30th June 2015. The focus of the framework is on inpatient staffing, but work is underway on a similar guide for community mental health services. It will feed into the work of the Mental Health Taskforce on establishing the right balance of staff in the many settings treating those with mental illness which is expected to publish at the end of the year.

Also of interest:

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Thursday 19 November 2015 
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Tuesday 24 November 2015 
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