This case study looks at the work of Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in using new models of care to overcome workforce supply challenges.
Despite running proactive campaigns to recruit to nursing posts, the trust was unable to make up for the shortfall it was experiencing in the number of registered nurses in its workforce. Using the concept of building a team around the patient, based on identified skills needed to deliver best care, the trust looked at how it could make use of newly introduced band 4 roles, such as the nursing associate and the assistant practitioner.
This case study outlines how Chesterfield Royal engaged its staff to help develop the new team structure, addressed the issues this presented, and has got to a position where other wards are now looking to adopt model.
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