Patient perceptions of the number of nurses

We examine whether patients feel involved in decisions about their care and treatment.


Last updated: 01/08/2016

Capacity and staffing Patient experience
Hospital care

The Adult Inpatients Patient Survey is one of a number of key benchmark standards that is used by the NHS to reflect patient experience. The question "In your opinion were there enough nurses on duty to care for you in hospital?" is part of the Nurses section.

How have patients' perceptions of the amount of nurses available changed? 01/08/2016

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The distribution of responses to this question has remained broadly stable since 2005. Overall, in 2015, 62% of respondents felt there were enough nurses on duty to care for them in hospital, while 10% felt there were not enough nurses on duty, which equates to approximately 7,100 patients.