Safe and Effective Staffing | Royal College of Nursing

Includes data from over 1,829 shifts from care homes which showed that:
• 18% of shifts had a shortfall of one or more registered nurses
• 47% of shifts were short of one or more health care support workers
• 24% of nurses were temporary staff (bank or agency)
• 20% of health care support workers were temporary staff (bank or agency)
• 71% of people working in care homes across the UK said they did not take sufficient breaks.

Safe and Effective Staffing | Royal College of Nursing

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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