Katherine Fenton and Ann Casey: 'Locally set nurse to patient ratios allow us to offer dedicated care'
No single nurse to patient ratio can be applied safely across all wards without taking into consideration patients’ needs, say Katherine Fenton and Ann Casey
A group campaigning for the introduction of a minimum nurse-to-patient ratio is calling on nurses to set up a network of forums to monitor local staffing issues.
The importance of the “little” things in nursing, such as kindness and compassion, are often talked about but without the recognition that these are far from “little” things.
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“Antibiotics: ‘national threat’ from steep rise in patients who are resistant to drugs,” The Daily Telegraph reports. The Mail Online reports that there were, “600 reported cases of drugs failing because of resistant bacteria last year”.