Safe staffing guidelines
Appropriate staffing plays an important part in the delivery of safe and effective health and care.
Safe staffing must be matched to patients’ needs and is about skill-mix as well as numbers, about other staff as well as nurses, and other settings as well as hospitals. It is the responsibility of health and care providers, which are regulated by system regulators in the four countries of the UK.
As a professional regulator it is not our job to set or assure standards related to appropriate staffing. Yet staffing has a bearing on what we do in a number of ways, which are detailed in Appropriate staffing in health and care settings.