The deputy chief executive of the NHS standards watchdog has insisted that having one nurse to every eight patients is not a "magic number".
Gillian Leng of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence told ITV News that in many cases, such as in intensive care units, nurses should be caring for much fewer than eight patients at a time.
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