Wales is one step closer to becoming the first UK nation to enshrine safe nursing staff levels in law.
Confidentiality clauses that may stop nurses and doctors that have been sacked or made redundant speaking out about failings in care are to be taken out of standard NHS “settlement agreements” in Scotland.
Campaigners from the Safe Staffing Alliance have emphasised that a nurse-patient ratio of more than one-to-eight should be a warning signal that a ward may be struggling.
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