Frontline First: Congress 2011 update

20 April 2011
Until recently, NHS trusts in England have only provided figures on the global workforce reductions within their organizations. In the last few months, however, some NHS trusts have started to provide specific and detailed breakdowns of cuts to workforce numbers. In this update for Frontline First the RCN has analysed figures from 21 NHS trusts giving a snapshot of nursing and clinical posts at risk.

The RCN believes that when trusts are planning reductions or changes to NHS services these plans must be accompanied by robust risk and impact assessments to explicitly demonstrate that quality and safety of patient care will not be detrimentally affected.

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