As Chair of ARNS, I would urge you to complete the following RCN Safer Staffing survey (you need not be a member to complete it). The survey aims to capture what nurse staffing levels are like across all area’s and identify relevant issues/ themes to inform recommendations. There is a section to add narrative that you may find useful. Please complete this even if your ‘last shift/ work day’ was fully staffed, you can add previous issues, such as:
- Not taking breaks
- Staying after work
- Covering nurse vacancies by doing another role to yours e.g. working as a Staff Nurse on a ward
- No time in establishment for training/ annual leave
- No leadership time
The deadline is May 31st and it is important to get the Respiratory Nurse contribution to this survey.
Complete the survey here