One in four NHS wards has dangerously low numbers of nurses, researchers find

One in four NHS wards routinely operates at staffing levels so low that patient safety is threatened, experts have warned.

Researchers have found that a national shortage of nurses and a failure to increase their numbers sufficiently has not been addressed.

They pointed to a dilution in skills on hospital wards as healthcare assistants were being used to shore up staff numbers.

Full Story: The Independent, 16th April 2019