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NICE plans aim to reduce nurse staffing crises in A&E

New guidelines for accident and emergency departments in England recommend there should be one nurse for every four cubicles.

The draft advice from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) says the NHS needs to be prepared for unpredictable peaks in the number of patients.

The Royal College of Nursing says that several thousand more nurses would be needed to achieve the recommended staffing levels.

Professor Mark Baker from NICE, says the guidelines should reduce the number of staff crises.

  • 16 Jan 2015
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