Speaking on behalf of Safe and Sound, the Safe Staffing Alliance, Professor Elizabeth Robb, chief executive of the Florence Nightingale Foundation, said nursing leaders were united in standing up for patient safety.
For the first time ever, nursings leadership is united on this. We are coming together to stand up for patient safety and for the profession.
We are saying that, with a ratio of one registered nurse to more than eight patients, there is a significantly increased risk of harm. We hope that by coming up with a figure we will give directors of nursing the evidence they need to argue for the staffing levels necessary to provide good care.
If government are saying that staffing levels are a local decision, then it is more important than ever to set out clear guidance.
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