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Safe staffing

Safe staffing means having enough nursing staff with the right skills and knowledge, in the right place, at the right time. Without safe staffing levels in place, nursing staff are struggling to provide patients with the safe and effective care they would like to, and which patients deserve.

We want to hear your views on staffing levels in the care setting you work in, so we can represent the collected views of our members and demonstrate the importance of safe and effective staffing for patient care to the public, policy makers and governments across the UK.

Safe staffing

Tell us what you think

What impact did staffing levels have on you the last time you worked and how did they affect the care you were able to provide?

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Safe and Effective Staffing: the Real Picture

RCN report on the current situation in the UK and what needs to be done to address the issues.

Subject guide

Safe staffing publications, resources and journal articles.