FOI 5677-Information on supernumerary nurses

Date: 17 September 2019 to 17 September 2022

1) How long does the Trust ensure their supernumerary nurses work supervised before including them in their nursing numbers on wards? This varies trust to trust so please be specific. 

 

2) When is the next intake of supernumerary nurses due to start? 

 

3) How much has the Trust spent on clinical negligence claims to patient families in the past 12 months that have resulted in death or serious injury/illness?

 

4) How does this figure compare to the previous year?

  • Request ID:
    FOI 5677
  • Category:
    Trust - Service Data
  • Response:

    How long does the Trust ensure their supernumerary nurses work supervised before including them in their nursing numbers on wards? This varies trust to trust so please be specific. 

     It is suggested that all new starters have a 2 week supernumerary period.  However, the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse in an area will assess the needs of the Nurse and may increase supernumerary time to accommodate learning needs if this is deemed appropriate.

    When is the next intake of supernumerary nurses due to start? 

    In terms of when the Trust’s next intake of supernumerary Nurses starts, we do not have an intake per se.  Recruitment is rolling and new Nurses start every week and are then given supernumerary time including their Trust induction programme.  In terms of the International Nurses, they come to the Trust every six weeks to do their OSCE programme – which lasts 6 weeks - and then have 2-4 weeks supernumerary time which incorporates their local induction programme.

    How much has the Trust spent on clinical negligence claims to patient families in the past 12 months that have resulted in death or serious injury/illness?

     The Trust does not make clinical negligence payments, all such claims are managed and payments made by NHS Resolution (formerly the National Health Service Litigation Authority (NHSLA). NHS Resolution can be contacted via their website at: 

    https://resolution.nhs.uk/about/

         

    How does this figure compare to the previous year?
    Please see above.