Editorial

Safe staffing in England and Northern Ireland should be enshrined in law

Vulnerable people accessing NHS services may experience greater problems than the rest of the population due to inadequate staffing levels

Safe staffing or enough nursing staff with the right skills and knowledge, in the right place, at the right time is a legislative issue being championed by the RCN.

With inadequate staffing levels comes the risk that vulnerable people accessing NHS services may experience a greater array of problems than the rest of the population.

Nurses uphold safe standards of ethical practice

As emergency nurses, we take responsibility to uphold safe standards of ethical practice; work within the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code ; and lodge our dissatisfaction at not being able to provide for our patients

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