This latest accolade is welcomed by the trust as recognition for the successful implementation of SafeCare Live, which is a live system that supports the management of safe and efficient nurse and midwife staffing levels.
SafeCare Live has been implemented into many in patient areas and allows the actual staffing levels, skill mix and patient dependency in these wards and departments to be viewed electronically. Despite the implementation plan continuing in some areas, this early recognition has been welcomed by the trust.
Each area has a hand held tablet so that they can input patient and staffing data on a shift by shift basis. The system then calculates the staff hours needed to care for patients based on their dependency.
Emma Roberts, assistant director of nursing, workforce and professional standards, said: “We are delighted to have been named an Advanced SafeCare user Trust, welcomed recognition for what has been a complex system to implement. For us, SafeCare Live means we can have an organisational wide view of staffing levels and make proactive and informed decisions around safe staffing.
“We have a clear view of the staffing levels in each area, how many patients are in that ward/department and the level of care these patients need and we can easily manage staff attendance on a shift by shift basis and see any potential issues or concerns and act on them.
Staffing can be managed in a planned, organised and transparent way in order to ensure that we are providing the best care possible to our patients.”