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NICE unveils safe staffing plans for nursing care in wards

 

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NICE unveils safe staffing plans for nursing care in wards

NICE has published new guidance for ‘red flag events’ where nurses in charge of shifts must act immediately to ensure they have enough staff to meet the needs of patients on that ward.

Red flag events include patients not being provided with basic care such as pain relief or help to visit the bathroom. An appropriate response could be to provide more skilled nurses or increase numbers of staff.