Nurses are the beating heart of our health and care services. They care for us in hospital, at our local GP surgery and in our own homes. But nursing staff shortages in England have reached alarming levels.
This means that essential care can be left undone - patients waiting in corridors and vital treatments delayed. When a service is short of staff, they have no option but to carry on. Our members and their colleagues do their best every day, working above and beyond, but even in a profession you love, the pressure is unsustainable.
We need investment now to recruit more nursing staff into the profession, and a change in law to protect patient care and nursing staff in the future. You can help us put pressure on the Government to fix this.