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The Safe Staffing Alliance have made a valuable contribution to the debate about nurse staffing levels by recommending a simple mandatory floor threshold for nurse staffing ratios. Their recommendation of at least one registered nurse to 8 patients is based on compelling research evidence. They have recognised that safe staffing levels in many individual areas will need to be significantly above this threshold and local managers will still need to be held to account for the provision of safe staffing levels for particular circumstances. In the past there have been endless debates about how to measure nursing workload which have […]
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I have followed recent discussions on health service integration with interest. It raises a wide range of different issues and there are just one or two that I would like to comment on. Some years ago now I did research for a PhD on disciplinary cases and the social and cultural factors affecting the management of poor care in nursing. (See for eg http://wes.sagepub.com/content/20/4/687.short  or http://wes.sagepub.com/content/20/2/223.short ) Then in 2011 I carried out research for a future book on the history of regulation in nursing. This amongst other things entailed reading enquiry reports on poor care dating right back to […]
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