Demanding safe staffing levels to ensure quality nursing care

In the media

Elizabeth Robb from The Florence Nightingale Foundation on BBC News

More about the Safe Staffing Alliance in the media:

Hospital staffing levels in England unsafe, say nurses

Guardian: Hospital staffing levels in England unsafe, say nurses

BBC interview with Elaine Inglesby. Senior nurses have issued an "unprecedented warning" about hospital ward staffing levels in England. The Safe Staffing Alliance says hospital wards regularly have each registered nurse looking after eight patients - which they say is unsafe.

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US Nurses push for safe-staffing ratios in New York State

The NYS Nursing Association says you're probably not getting the full attention that you need because their members are being asked to look after more patients than is reasonable. The association is working with state lawmakers on a bill that would require hospitals to hire more nurses to fulfil mandated nurse-to-patient ratios.

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Hospital staffing levels in England unsafe, say nurses

Warning comes as poll shows more than three-quarters of nurses say Mid Staffordshire scandal could happen again.

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Hospital staffing levels unsafe senior nurses warn

Staffing levels on hospital wards across England are unsafe and could put patients' lives at risk, a group of senior nurses has warned.

Read on the Daily Telegraph website

Senior nurses issue warning over staffing levels

A group of senior nurses is warning that staffing levels on many hospital wards in England are unsafe. The Safe Staffing Alliance (SSA) says wards often have just one registered nurse looking after eight patients.

Read on The Independent website

Plea on 'unsafe' nurse staff levels

Nurse staffing levels on many English hospital wards are dangerously unsafe, a group of senior nurses have said in an unprecedented warning.

Read on the MSN News website

About the Alliance

Alliance panel

The Alliance is made up of nurse leaders who came together as part of the Nursing Standard / Patients Association Care campaign.

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About safe staffing

The Safe Staffing Alliance has brought together some of the vast body of evidence that staffing levels are linked to quality.

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Read our response to NICE



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