Monday, 23 September 2013

Day 16: Nursing Numbers

In a couple of meetings I had today the subject of open publication of ward level nursing numbers arose.  How we can make this meaningful for patients & the public is a particular concern.  We need greater candour & transparency to help influence improvement, but also need to not unduly scare people.  I hope that guidance published to the NHS later this year is clear about what should be published & that the media is sensible in how this is reported.


(Two highlights of my day today also included One 2 Ones I had with team members and my Area Team Director of Nursing and also meeting @NRCUK in real life after tweeting with him for so long)