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Nurse Staffing Levels (Wales) Act: Statutory guidance

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This guidance has been produced in collaboration with NHS Wales, the Royal College of Nursing and other key partners.

The Nurse Staffing Levels Act (Wales) places a duty on health boards and NHS Trusts to calculate and maintain nurse staffing levels in adult acute medical and surgical inpatient wards. 

It also has a broader duty to consider how many nurses are necessary to provide the right level of care for patients sensitively in all settings.