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Safe and Effective Staffing in Health and Social Care Consultation on proposals to enshrine safe staffing in law starting with the nursing and midwifery workload and workforce planning tools: independent analysis of responses to the consultation exercise

Safe and Effective Staffing in Health and Social Care Consultation on proposals to enshrine safe staffing in law starting with the nursing and midwifery workload and workforce planning tools: independent analysis of responses to the consultation exercise

Monday, January 15, 2018

ISBN: 9781788514675

An independent analysis of the consultation to enshrine safe staffing in starting with the nursing and midwifery workload and workforce planning tools

Executive Summary

This summary presents an overview of the independent analysis of responses to a

Scottish Government consultation on safe and effective staffing in health and social

care.

The consultation paper invited views on proposals to introduce legislation that

would require organisations providing health and social care to apply nationally

agreed, evidence-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; and monitor and report on how they have done this and

provide assurance regarding safe and effective staffing.