Retention of staff is a key issue for the NHS and is a crucial factor in securing a skilled and sustainable workforce for the future. In addressing the challenges of workforce supply, organisations must focus not only on recruitment but also ensure new and existing staff are supported and encouraged to remain in the NHS.
Many mental health service providers around England are meeting complex challenges with exceptional innovation, energy and creativity. We have drawn on this experience, skill and expertise to develop a national model to support continuous improvement in service delivery.
Sometimes patients spend days in hospital that do not directly contribute towards their discharge, we believe that by working better together we can reduce the number of these ‘red days’ in favour of value-adding ‘green days’.
The Emergency Care Improvement Programme (ECIP) is a clinically led programme that offers intensive practical help and support to 40 urgent and emergency care systems across England leading to safer, faster and better care for patients.