Call for minimum nursing levels in hospitals
Minimum nursing staffing levels are needed to protect hospital patients from the impact of cuts in the NHS, a leading health union says.
Unison called for the measure after an online poll of 1,500 midwives, nurses and healthcare assistants across the UK suggested services were under strain.
It said nearly 60% reported they did not have enough time to deliver safe and compassionate care.
The government said hospitals needed "freedom and flexibility" on staffing.
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