As nursing, midwifery and care staff working in today’s NHS we are expected to deliver high quality care and be skilled in managing resources and leading change.
By using the framework we can work to identify and reduce unwarranted variation, ranging from small scale interventions up to large scale transformational change.
As a starting point, work is planned on programmes where nursing, midwifery and care staff can take the lead in addressing unwarranted variation in areas that cut across the NHS, independent care sector and local authorities. The intention is to encourage similar efforts in other areas, such as in care homes where staff can use the approach for both small and large scale projects and large ones.
There is a huge opportunity for nursing, midwifery and care staff to lead this work.