Endorsed resource - HealthRoster and SafeCare

Allocate Software plc has produced a safe staffing toolkit that supports the majority of factors identified in the NICE guideline on safe staffing for nursing in adult acute inpatient wards necessary for the determination of safe nursing staff levels both in real time and as part of planning and establishment setting.

The toolkit supports:
  • the principles necessary to determine nursing staff requirements
  • factors needed in setting ward nursing staff establishments with the exception of the direct use of bed utilisation or taking ward layout into account
  • on-the-day assessments of nursing staff levels in relation to patient nursing needs
  • monitoring and evaluation of long term ward nursing staff establishment.

The resource encourages the use of professional judgement in the final determination of nursing safe staffing levels in line with the guideline.


Endorsed tools are complimentary information that may be of interest to you from sources outside of NICE. This tool has been developed by Allocate Software, and is not maintained by NICE. In the event of any issues or errors, please contact Allocate Software in the first instance.

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