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Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Venue: G2.10 2nd floor, Grosvenor Wing, St George's, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE
Speaker(s): Professor Vari Drennan and Dr Mary Halter
Health care is labour intensive and health services depend on their workforce. There is a recognised global shortage of nurses and midwives. Within South London there has been an increased demand for nurses to work in adult services, particularly within hospitals. This increase is thought to be in response to findings of the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry, the Keogh Mortality Review and the publication of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines for safer staffing for nursing in adult inpatient wards in acute hospitals.
The focus of this study, commissioned by Health Education South London, was to identify issues and interventions to improve retention of adult nurses and reduce the rate of leaving jobs (turnover). The study involved mixed research methods in a number of phases.
In this seminar we present, on behalf of a larger study team, findings from a systematic review of the literature, analysis of adult nurse workforce data over time, interviews with senior nurse and human resource managers as well as front line nurses and ward managers.
Acknowledgement: This project was commissioned by Health Education South London. The views presented in the seminar are those of the research team and not necessarily that of the funding body, Health Education South London, which is part of the National Health Service.
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Contact: Robert Grant
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