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Nurse staffing levels (Wales) Act 2016

The Nurse Staffing levels (Wales) Act 2016 became law on 21 March 2016.

To provide the best possible care for patients, all health boards in Wales must have appropriate nurse staffing levels.

The Act will empower our nurses and ward managers with the evidence to support and inform their professional judgement when determining nurse staffing levels on their wards. 


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To speak to someone about how we put the Act into practice, please contact the nursing, quality and patient experience team by:

Telephone: 01437 834475
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