The Department of Health is encouraging nurses and midwives to have their say on how to cut out unnecessary paperwork and bureaucracy, giving them more time to concentrate on caring.

The ‘Tell Us How: Nursing and Midwifery’ site provides an opportunity for frontline carers to put forward ideas on reducing wasted time and effort to concentrate on improving patient care.

The website allows staff to post ideas, vote for their favourite idea and comment on the answers given by colleagues.