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We employ approximately 2,100 staff, of which 426 are Health Care Support Workers (HCSWs) and 543 Registered Nurses (RNs), working across 77 sites, including 15 wards and serving a population in Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire of approximately 892,000 people.

Nurses represent the largest group of professional staff in the Trust, and therefore nursing remains at the heart of our care delivery. By virtue of this, nursing care remains the measure of quality for most patients, their families and carers.

To support this important role we are proud to publish our second Nursing Strategy for 2015-17, developed by members of the Nursing Executive, in partnership with the Trust’s Nursing Council.

The Nursing Council is a forum of representatives for Registered Nurses (RN) and Health Care Support Workers (HCSW) from across the Trust. It is committed to embedding the Nursing Strategy from ward / team to Board.

Our Strategic Intention:

The Nursing Strategy’s six Strategic Intentions are detailed below. The detailed action plan is also available on the link below.

Action Area One:

Helping people to stay independent, maximising wellbeing and improving health outcomes.

Our Strategic Intention:
Improve our engagement with patients, their families and carers as equal partners in all aspects of care planning, evaluation and service development.

Action Area Two:

Working with people to provide a positive experience of care.

Our Strategic Intention:
Embed a culture of listening and responding to the experience of care, which incorporates being open and acting with integrity.

Action Area Three:

Delivering high quality care and measuring the impact.

Our Strategic Intention:
Increase our use of quality measures, benchmarking and outcome measures, using these to improve patient outcomes.

Action Area Four:

Building and strengthening leadership.

Our Strategic Intention:
Raise the profile, status, confidence and competence of all nurses and health care support workers (HCSW) aligned to the NMC Code, Revalidation, the Care Certificate and the HCSW Code of Practice.

Action Area Five:

Ensuring we have the right staff, with the rights skills, in the right place.

Our Strategic Intention:
Embed values based recruitment, new ways of working, safe staffing levels and strategies that release time to care.

Action Area Six:

Supporting positive staff experience.

Our Strategic Intention:
To embed a culture of regular clinical supervision, training and development and initiatives that support RNs and HCSWs to maintain high levels of motivation and engagement in all aspects of their practice.