Releasing Time to care
Making your priorities possible
From Saskatchewan in Canada to Waitemata in New Zealand,
everyone is releasing time to care.
Releasing Time to Care (RTC) is a programme developed by the NHS
Institute for Innovation and Improvement that is making real change
to the care received by patients in Scotland. But it’s not another
programme of work to add to the ever-increasing workload – rather,
it frees up time to make other priorities in relation to patient
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RTC frees nurses up to spend more time on direct patient care in
an improved nursing environment through practical modules applied
to improve and streamline hospital ward processes. In essence, it
is a way of working smarter rather than harder. But also of freeing
up time to focus on priority areas of care.
This section provides information on how Healthcare Improvement
Scotland is supporting the growth of RTC in Scotland, providing
useful information and links to help you get started.