Nurses are a crucial part of care across a wide range of sectors, with patients and other professionals often reliant on their expertise. That’s why the PRSB has been asked by NHSx to determine what’s needed from a new nursing standard for use across all the different health and social care settings.
The standard will aim to improve quality and safety of care in key nurse-led areas, including care planning. It will reflect best practice and standardise documentation across different nursing settings, to free nurses and give them more time to care. For example, it will standardise information that a district nurse in a care home setting can access and share in the same way as a mental health or hospital nurse, with a focus on the person’s overall wellbeing.
Whilst the emphasis is nurse-led care, we will also speak to other professionals and people who use services to build consensus and support for the standards.
The first stage of the project is to determine exactly what needs to be included in a nursing standard, and how it can benefit systems, clinical staff and patients. We will be holding a series of interviews with patients and citizens, technical and clinical professionals, as well as key decision makers. The goal will be to outline the key benefits of this new standard and any challenges that might arise.
To get involved with this work, please contact info@theprsb.