Category list : Nurse:patient ratio
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A deal has been reached on safe staffing between nursing unions and major hospital providers in New York, following the threat of strike action.
A bill to ensure minimum nurse staffing levels in hospitals in Wales has received royal assent, reaching the final stage of the law-making process.
Nurse recruitment problems and an over-reliance on agency workers have led to a ward closure and redistribution of staff at a trust in Manchester.
Leeds Community Healthcare Trust has been rated as “requires improvement” by the Care Quality Commission, after inspectors raised concerns about insufficient staffing levels and a “high reliance” on temporary staff.
It’s a misconception that NICE has recommended 1:8 as a minimum ratio, says Jane Ball
Draft guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence on safe staffing levels in the NHS say more than eight patients per nurse on a “regular basis” can increase the risk of harm in adult hospital wards.
Katherine Fenton and Ann Casey: 'Locally set nurse to patient ratios allow us to offer dedicated care'Subscription
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
How much time do you spend on patient care?Subscription
This week we published research into how much time nurses spend directly caring for patients.
Earlier this week, the Berwick report was unveiled amidst much speculation that it would recommend minimum staffing levels.
How much time do nurses spend on patient care?Subscription
Nurses have faced criticisms that they do not spend enough time giving direct patient care, however observations of their practice challenge this view