The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) have written a strategy document, and is pushing the need for the Welsh Government to ensure the NHS in Wales recruits enough nurses to deliver safe care to hospital patients.
On July 17th the RCN delivered a copy of their “RCN Briefing: A Workforce Strategy for Wales” document to the Welsh Assembly. The document and report was developed in partnership with nursing staff across Wales. The document outlines a number of points, one being the amount of extra hours nurses are working in the NHS.
Helen Whyley, Director of RCN Wales, said:
“Nurses in Wales give the NHS many hours in overtime to the value of 976 full-time nurses, this is not acceptable.”
Helen is saying that there is a clear shortage of nurses in the Welsh NHS.
The report also went on to say that nurses and health care support workers needed to be supported in training, recruitment and professional development, Helen goes on to say:
“It is important that nurses and health care support workers receive support when it comes to education, training, recruitment and professional development. The Welsh Government needs to consider this report and produce impacting change that will lead to positive change for patient care.”
ProCare Nursing are here to help the NHS with health worker shortages
The RCN are saying to the NHS that they need to produce a sustainable plan and strategy for recruiting and retaining nurses, this will ensure healthy levels of staff. The Welsh Government has already commissioned the Health Education and Social Care Wales to publish a workforce strategy for health and social care in Wales.
ProCare Nursing are fitting right into what Helen Whyley is saying in terms of helping Qualified and Registered Nurses with training and personal development. We have recently employed a new Nurse Manager who will be focusing on three areas, these are:
1) Nurses personal development
2) Nurses re-validation with the NMC
3) Training and Education
Sarah will ensure that all registered nurses will receive personal development reviews, these reviews will help improve the care being delivered to service users. Sarah will also be providing help for nurses when re-validating with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Most importantly Sarah will be providing support for nurses who require training and more education giving nurses time to carry out that training, training can sometimes be rushed, this won’t be the case at ProCare Nursing. Nurse Manager Sarah is picture below.
Nurse Manager Sarah goes on to say:
“ProCare Nursing will be supporting our registered nurses from re-validation with the NMC, to personal development and helping our nurses with new training and support. We are passionate about providing registered nurse’s to the NHS that can deliver the highest standard of care.”
If you are an NHS professional and require registered nurses then get in touch. You will be dealing with an agency that care about the very things Helen Whyley, Director of RCN Wales has outlined in the RCN report. We train all of our nurses and carry out regular development reviews ensuring the highest standard of care is delivered to service users. Our contact details are below.
Tel: 029 2025 0611