WORKFORCE: A nursing and midwifery strategy for the next three years has been launched at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust.

The strategy emphasises providing safe and effective patient care; developing skills, behaviours and competences in line with this: and building up the potential of nurses and midwives.

Chief Nurse Susan Aitkenhead said: “At the centre of our strategy is the staff commitment to our patients, their families and carers that we deliver quality care with compassion in which our patients can always have confidence”.

She added: “This strategy sets out clearly how we will take our practice to the next level and demonstrate the huge positive difference we can make to patient outcomes, care and experience.”