Why ward managers need supernumerary status
Nicola Davis-Job Acute care and leadership adviser, RCN Wales
Leadership takes time, so ward managers should not be counted as part of the nurse staffing needed for safe care
Ward managers provide valuable clinical leadership in the delivery of quality care to patients. Their role should be supernumerary – not counted as part of the staffing needed for safe care – affording those in post the time to lead and manage.
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