Nurses represent a large proportion of the NHS workforce in the East Midlands and therefore have a major contribution to make to driving up the quality and productivity of services.
Nationally, the Energising for Excellence programme has been set up to give frontline nurses and midwives the framework and tools to rise to the challenge. It aims to revitalise nurses and midwives around their core values of care and compassion and enable them to give excellent patient care.
The key pillars for Energising for Excellence are:
Getting staffing right
Delivering quality nursing and midwifery care
Measuring the impact of nursing and midwifery care
Improved patient experience
Improved staff experience.
Behind each of these pillars are tools to support delivery. These include: evidence-based and validated staffing establishment models; nurse sensitive indicators; real-time patient experience monitoring and monitoring real-time staff experience and satisfaction.
On March 30 an event was held to bring together frontline nurses from across the region to discuss the opportunities and possible actions which could be undertaken locally. The event, attended by more than 100 nurses, was hosted by the Royal College of Nursing and supported by NHS East Midlands.
Other useful links:
Read the latest news on our regional blog
Department of Health's Pressure Ulcer Productivity Calculator
NHS Institite's High Impact Actions
NHS Institute's Productive Care series