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Research into nurse staffing levels in Wales

Jones, Aled ORCID:, Powell, Tom, Vougioukalou, Sofia ORCID:, Lynch, Mary and Kelly, Daniel M. ORCID: 2015. Research into nurse staffing levels in Wales. [Project Report]. Cardiff: Welsh Government. Available at:

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This report presents a review of the evidence associated with setting and monitoring safe nurse staffing levels. It also includes analysis of findings related to developing a better understanding of the availability and accessibility of nurse staffing data in medical and surgical wards in Wales. The review of evidence on safe nurse staffing levels includes, for example, nurse-to-patient ratios and skill mix, the role played by nurse staffing levels in influencing patient safety, unintended consequences of mandatory nurse staffing levels and the use of staffing level tools. Availability and accessibility of relevant data focuses on the Electronic Staff Record (ESR), public availability of Welsh NHS staff data, data quality in the ESR database system and possible other sources of data. In addition, a data acquisition exercise with Local Health Boards is outlined, setting out methods, data quality, findings from an initial analysis of the data returned and lessons for future practice.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Publisher: Welsh Government
Funders: Welsh Government
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2022 02:09

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