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NHS reforms greeted

The chairman of the inquiry into the scandal at the Mid Staffordshire hospital trust has welcomed the government's response to his report - but warned that it will only be judged properly "over the next few months".

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Government 'falls short' over nurse staffing levels

The Head of Nursing at Unison says even if recruitment standards are consistent across the country, today's recommendations don't go far enough. Ail Adams said:

"Nurses have been trained in the fundamentals of care.

"But I think the Government has fallen short today with staffing levels. It's all very well to recommend the health watchdog NICE develops the guidelines for them to be applied locally."

"But if we look at other international models, in America and Australia they have minimum nurse to patient ratios."

Ail Adams, Head of Nursing, Unison Credit: ITV News

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