In its final response to the Francis report, the government will order hospital boards to review and publish their staffing levels twice a year, Nursing Times understands.
The centrepiece of the government’s response on nurse staffing will be the launch of a new “How To” guide on staffing levels.
It will set out a series of “expectations”, including that hospitasl should use recognised evidence-based tools to determine appropriate staffing levels and review them on a regular basis. Trusts will also be expected to publish staffing levels twice a year.
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