Welcoming the consultation from Nice that proposes nurses should care for a maximum of eight patients at any one time, NHS England's Chief Nursing Officer said a "sophisticated approach" was needed in hospitals.
Each ward in each hospital around the country is different in size, number of patients, the type of patients and their needs.
It needs a sophisticated approach, using hard evidence and local professional judgement to determine what staffing is right to provide the best care for patients in every setting.
These Nice guidelines are a fundamental part of this sophisticated approach and I look forward to feedback from the public consultation.
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