The Paediatric Senior Nurses Forum is new this year and proving invaluable to the senior nurses within the partnership. The group aims to provide a forum for senior nurses to network and share good practice with an aim to improve care.

Supported by PiP, the group have produced a nursing staffing tool for inpatient care. The tool allows paediatric leads to assess staffing levels within their own organisation, inputting activity levels at each level of care and cross-referencing this to national standards for recommended staffing levels; and thus producing an analysis of what staffing levels are required for the demand on any particular inpatient area. This work will continue over the next year, linking with the Community Service Leads forum to look at the development of a similar tool for community care

This group will be focusing over the next year on increasing the educational content of the meetings