March 24, 2012

The RCN calls for mandatory nurse staffing levels and compares NHS with other nations

In a report published this month the Royal College of Nursing put forward a strong case for minimum nurse to patient staffing ratios to be established in order to safeguard patient care. They cite Australia, California and South Korea as examples of states where minimum staffing numbers have been adopted and they claim a strong correlation between staff nursing levels and patient outcomes.

 

Read the full report here