Ministry of Universal Health and Public Health introduces health centers from tomorrow Specialized nursing quota limited to 1,500 patients per professional, it means that Each nurse or primary care nurse shall have a designated population, as is already the case with Family medicine, where each doctor is assigned and responsible for certain patients. The initiative is part of the Primary and Community Care scheme.
The population allocation for nursing professionals is One of the initiatives envisaged in the strategic framework of primary and community care, Which expects to invest more than 326 million euros to provide this level of care with more staff, more resources, more technology and a new organizational and care model., in Alicante Province have complaints from the official college for Low proportion of nurses, being the fifth province in Spain in terms of number of professionals lacking at least 2,800.
without own quota
So far, nursing staff did not have its own population quota, but also supported the Family Medicine staff with whom he worked, who had it. That way, if a nursing professional worked closely with two family doctors, they both assumed the assigned population. From now on, each nursing resource has its own quota and is less than 1,500 people.
In this point, Health has also estimated corrective factors to guarantee its delivery Equitable nursing staffing depends on the complexity of care, socioeconomic determinants or family groups, among others, according to a statement.
This improvement in the ratio is possible, they add from the generalitat, because health is strengthening and consolidating the nursing staff through processes introduced for both. Increase in the workforce of the Valencian health system to reduce temporary employment. Notably, of the 6,007 newly structured positions created last year, 35% are in nursing and 680 of these primary care.
For practical purposes, the introduction of specific quotas in nursing meant that The same nurse, or nurses, shall be with the patients entrusted to him at all stages of his life, as is the case now. family Medicine, In addition, nursing staff will be able to develop community health promotion and prevention activities that adjust for the particularities of the populations assigned to them.
In any case, if for any reason whatsoever, the patient disagrees with the appeal nursing can request assigned changes, Since the possibility of free choice remains as is the case with family doctors.