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Susan Osborne: Whimsical workforce guidance won’t help create a safer NHS

Guidance has belatedly been published on safe nurse staffing levels in five new healthcare settings, but the sanitised documents are silent on the real requirement for a workforce that is safe and fit for practice, says Susan Osborne

Guidance has belatedly been published on safe nurse staffing levels in five new healthcare settings, but the sanitised documents are silent on the real requirement for a workforce that is safe and fit for practice, says Susan Osborne

More than two and a half years after NHS England asked the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to suspend its work on safe nurse staffing, guidance has finally been published for five new healthcare settings.

Published at the end of January by regulator NHS Improvement on behalf of the National Quality Board, it

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