Releasing Time to care
Making your priorities possible
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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 care possible.
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
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