We're excited to launch our new report and short film on ward managers in Wales: the issues they currently face, but also the impact great leadership brings in improving patient care and reducing adverse incidents.
Often responsible for around 30 patients and teams of around 40, ward managers need protected time when they aren't required to care directly for patients and can focus on managing and leading their teams. This is called being supernumerary, and it benefits both staff and patients.
RCN members made this possible. Over 100 ward managers from across NHS Wales participated in three focus groups, interviews and an online survey. Their views and experiences and views formed the basis of our recommendations. Read the report.