Demanding safe staffing levels to ensure quality nursing care

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.

The group, which includes the Royal College of Nursing, Unison and the Patients Association, says safe nursing levels have been ignored for too long.

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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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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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