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NHS campaign guide - Quality and safe staffing in our NHS

Concerns about quality have been high on the agenda, whilst cuts are having a significant impact on frontline care and staffing. One of OurNHS's key NHS campaigns

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10 December 2013

Read about staffing and quality issues on OurNHS here, or see links on the right.

The Francis Report (2013) into Mid-Staffordshire Foundation Trust.

Telegraph report on how a target-driven race to cost savings for Foundation Trust status was behind many of the problems at Mid-Staffs.

Official figures on NHS staff numbers from Full Fact Finder.

‘Four to one’ - campaign for mandatory nurse-patient staffing ratios in the NHS.

Safe Staffing Alliance - supported by the Royal College of Nurses, Unison and the Patients Association and calling for a mandatory minimum ratio of one registered nurse to 8 patients.

‘We are one NHS - defending Agenda for Change’ - Unite pay campaign information.

Find other campaigning tips on our 'Resources - Campaign tools' page here.

 

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