Royal College of Nursing Wales – Nurse Staffing Levels Webinars 2020

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. 

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.

The Royal College of Nursing Wales is interested to hearing your organisation’s views and experiences and would be pleased if you could join us for a webinar

This is for organisations, charities and not-for-profit – other than NHS – working in the health sector.

Group NameDateTime Event Link
National OrganisationsMonday 28th Sept 13.30pm – 16.00pm
North Wales Grassroots and Local Organisations also exploring Welsh Language IssuesThursday 1st Oct9.30am – 12.00pm
South Wales Grassroots and Local OrganisationsThursday 1st Oct13.30pm – 16.00pm
Mental Health OrganisationsFriday 2nd Oct9.30am – 12.00pm
Carers organisationsMonday 5th Oct13.30pm – 16.00pm