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‘Legislation for safe staffing is a must-have for the UK’


Safe staffing is my passion, which is why I created Establishment Genie. However, where legislation is in place in Wales and Scotland the word ‘safe’ is not mentioned, and to date when wards regularly fall below the agreed standards, nothing happens- it is recorded but not nurses arrive over the horizon to fill the gap, as there are not enough nurses to fill the gap. I am fully supportive of legislation, but not if it is just words on a page. Maybe we should look at addressing the global nursing shortage, before writing legislation that cannot be met. PS mandated staffing supported by the California Nursing Association is less that we deploy through our professional judgment, so be careful what we wish for....

Posted date

12 June, 2019

Posted time

6:01 am