How skill mix affects quality of care

Nurs Times. 2011;107(47):12-3.


While the media has reported failings in care as failures in nursing, it has not distinguished between care delivered by nurses and that delivered by unregistered healthcare assistants and other support staff. This article examines the role of nurses in an evolving healthcare climate.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Clinical Competence*
  • Geriatric Nursing
  • Humans
  • Nurse's Role
  • Nursing Assistants / organization & administration*
  • Nursing Assistants / supply & distribution
  • Nursing Staff / organization & administration*
  • Nursing Staff / supply & distribution
  • Organizational Culture
  • Personnel Staffing and Scheduling*
  • Quality of Health Care*
  • United Kingdom
  • Workload