National requirement to publish nursing and midwifery
As part of its response to the findings from 'The Mid
Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry', the National
Quality Board, sponsored by Jane Cummings, chief nursing officer
for England, published guidance to support providers and
commissioners of NHS care to make the right decisions about
nursing, midwifery and care staffing capacity and capability.
Jane Cummings said, "We have very clear evidence of a link
between appropriate staffing and the outcomes of our
patients. This evidence must be used to set staffing levels
locally. Patients and the public are therefore entitled to
know that we have the right number of people in place to provide
safe, quality care every time."
HERE to find out how we are addressing these matters at County
Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust.
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
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