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Safe staffing levels: how many staff do you need?

Safe staffing levels: how many staff do you need?
Blog posted on Thursday 15 November 2018

Project Manager, Rob Hargreaves, talks about what we mean by 'safe staffing levels' and how our new online guide can help you decide how many staff you need to meet the needs of your service, no matter what the circumstances.

The right words will come

Blog posted on Friday 9 November 2018

Amanda Cheesley is Professional Lead for Long Term Conditions and End of Life Care at the Royal College of Nursing. In 2016 a performance of the Bounce Back Boy play was held at the RCN Congress in Liverpool and it made such an impact, they decided to fund the making of the film. She talks about how this has enabled people – not just nurses – to hear Josh's story and use it as a means to open discussion, provoke emotions and for us, to improve care.

One chance to get it right

One chance to get it right
Article posted on Wednesday 7 November 2018

Claire Henry was formerly the CEO of National Council for Palliative Care that merged with Hospice UK in 2017. She was awarded an MBE for her services to improving end of life care and is now Director of Improvement and Transformation at Hospice UK. Claire shares the story of their involvement with Lynn and Josh (Bounce Back Boy).

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After a rigorous application process Skills for Care has announced that Dimensions CEO Steve Scown and Suzie Bailey from The King's Fund have joined their board of trustees.
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