Addressing the issue of safer staffing in community care settings: shining the spotlight on doing things differently. – Tuesday 14th March at 12-1pm (lunch & networking from 11.30am)
This session presents the outcomes of participatory research with community nurses that addresses the gaps and challenges in developing a robust way of measuring safe staffing levels on which to base decisions about commissioning of future health and care services for people in or close to their own homes.
At the heart of government agendas, currently this work has informed the development of safer staffing guidance being issued by NHS Improvement this month and is applicable to any profession. It offers a different and more robust way of modelling the complex care needs of our local populations and shines a light on the problems associated with current mechanisms of measuring workload being used at national and local level. The workshop will be of interest to practitioner researchers, social scientists, academics, practitioners and students from every profession.
If you haven’t already done so, please contact FHWB.RKEassistant@canterbury.ac.uk to confirm your place.