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The Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016 was the first of its kind in the UK.
RCN Wales continues to campaign to protect patient care and empower the ward sister/charge nurse by advocating for the extension of the Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act 2016 to children inpatient wards, mental health inpatient wards, community and care home settings.
Staffing levels are undoubtedly 'having an impact' on quality of care, says RCN Scotland Director Theresa Fyffe.
It reveals our achievements and challenges in achieving safe nurse staffing levels across the UK.
The Minister for Health and Social Services has missed a vital opportunity to ensure all NHS services have safe staffing levels across Wales.
Wales could soon have a new law that makes sure all NHS services have safe levels of staff.
The RCN will use the results to fight for better working conditions and improved patient care.
We’ll now consult members on the offer for pay parity and safe staffing.
The RCN will consider written details of this and a costed plan to improve nurse staffing levels before deciding whether to suspend strike action next week.
The Northern Ireland Assembly has sat for the first time in three years with MLAs nominating a new power-sharing Executive.
RCN members join picket lines again in bid to secure safe staffing and pay parity.
RCN President Professor Anne Marie Rafferty is leading a project that will interview members involved in our safe staffing campaign, and you could be a part of it.