NHS Improvement, May 2018
A resource to help commissioners and providers of NHS-commissioned services create, review and sustain, safe and effective specialist mental health services. It aims to make the link between the decisions on staffing that boards and clinical teams take and the needs of people who use mental health services. It is practical and pulls together existing guidance and approaches used to help make staffing decisions.
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UNISON, October 2017
This report by UNISON suggests that reduced funding to mental health services across the UK is leaving staff vulnerable to violence and aggression from patients, and means they cannot provide the level of care needed. The report is the result of a survey of over 1,000 mental health employees across the UK, who work in a range of roles – with children and adults in hospitals, in secure units and out in the community.
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Royal College of Nursing, October 2016
This short guide provides guidance for nurses and healthcare staff who work alone. It also contains a checklist for RCN safety representatives who work on negotiating improvements to workplace safety for members and nurse managers who manage lone working staff. For those wanting more in-depth information on lone working, there is a list of sources of further information in the back of the guide.
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