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Safe and Effective Staffing in Health and Social Care

Safe and Effective Staffing in Health and Social Care

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

ISBN: 9781786529046

Consultation on proposals to enshrine safe staffing in law, starting with the nursing and midwifery workload and workforce planning tools.

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The consultation paper proposes the introduction of legislation that would require organisations providing health and social care to:

 

- Apply nationally agreed, evidenced based workload and workforce planning methodologies and tools.

- Ensure that key principles, notably consideration of professional judgement, local context and quality measures, underpin workload and workforce planning and inform staffing decisions.

- Monitor and report on how they have done this and provide assurance regarding safe and effective staffing.