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NHS England: Staff

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 17th October 2018.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will introduce legislation for safe staffing levels in NHS England.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Patient safety remains a priority for the Department; however, we have no plans to bring forward new legislative proposals to ensure safe staffing levels are maintained in the National Health Service in England.

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