National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) -
This draft guidance provides recommendations on safe staffing for nursing in adult inpatient wards in acute hospitals. The guidance was developed following the Francis and Berwick reports and aims to provide evidence-based guidance on safe staffing levels in hospitals. It also calls for hospital boards and senior management to take greater responsibility and includes step-by-step guidance on how to determine the number of nursing staff that should be funded. Feedback on the draft guidance is being sought from registered stakeholders until 10th June 2014.