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Letters NICE on safe staffing

Basing safe staffing levels on evidence

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 28 August 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h4556
  1. Peter Littlejohns, professor of public health1
  1. 1Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King’s College London, London SE1 3QD, UK
  1. peter.littlejohns{at}

I was not surprised that the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) was asked to suspend its guidance on safe staffing,1 because this guidance is another example of the inflationary pressure NICE can place on …

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