Setting standards for planning off duty and audit of practice.Nurs Times. 2006 May 23-29; 102(21):30-2.NT
The off duty or rostering system is an important part of managing any ward or department. This article looks at the issues that need to be considered when drawing up and managing off duty. It recommends standards for off-duty planning and shares the results of an audit carried out against some of these standards in one NHS trust.