Royal College of Nursing Wales – Nurse Staffing Levels Webinars 2020

The Royal College of Nursing Wales is interested to hearing your organisation’s views and experiences and would be pleased if you could join them for a webinar from 1.30 – 4pm on Thursday 1 October 2020 via Zoom. You can register your attendance here

The Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016 placed a legal duty on Health Boards and NHS Trusts to regard the importance of ensuring appropriate levels of nurse staffing in all settings. Section 25B of the Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016 placed a specific duty on adults acute medical and surgical settings to calculated and maintained safe nursing levels, according to specified methodology.

Research showed poor nurse staffing levels increased mortality by up to 26% compared to better staffed wards. The Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016 protect and empowers patients by; reducing the length of in-patient stays through reducing trips, slips and falls; reducing infection and sores; and reducing mortality.

The Royal College of Nursing Wales is campaigning to:

  • Extend Section 25B of the Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016 to children and mental health inpatient wards, care homes and the community;
  • Increase the number of commissioned nurse student places in all fields of nursing

More information can be found on the Royal College of Nursing website regarding the Safe and Effective Care Campaign, click here.

During the webinar there will be an opportunity to hear from the Royal College of Nursing in respect of the Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016 and nurse staffing levels in Wales. This will be followed by break-out discussions as to how nurse staffing levels transposes onto the experiences of your members/service-users and how the Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016 would be beneficial to other areas including mental health inpatient wards, care homes and the community.

There are a number of additional forums during this week and you are welcome to attend any number of them if you feel they are more relevant to your work – please click on the links below to register:

National organisations
Monday 28 September  2020 from 1 – 4pm

North Wales grassroots and local organisations also exploring Welsh language issues 
Thursday 1 October 2020 from 9.30am – 12.00pm

South Wales grassroots and local organisations 
Thursday 1 October 2020 from 1.30 – 4pm

Mental health organisations 
Friday 2 October 2020 from 9.30am – 12.00pm

Carers organisations 
Monday 5 October 2020 from 1.30pm – 4pm

 
  • Third Sector Support Wales
  • PQASSO Quality Mark
  • Welsh Government
  • Investing in Volunteers
  • Lottery Community Fund
  • Disability Confident
  • Bridgend County Borough Council