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An opportunity to change the law

Protect patient care – take action now

The NHS is consulting on changes to the law that will affect health and social care in England. 

The changes they're proposing focus on integration and collaboration and giving more power to local leaders. However, there’s a big issue their proposals don’t tackle – and that’s the workforce crisis.
There are almost 40,000 nursing posts empty in England alone. This crisis has happened because it's not clear in law who is responsible for making sure we have enough nurses.
We want a law that makes it clear who’s accountable for ensuring there’s an adequate supply of registered nurses and nursing support staff to meet the needs of our population.
It only takes a minute to tell NHS England and NHS Improvement why they must address accountability for this staffing crisis as part of their consultation.
Take action now using our online tool by Thursday 25 April.

Take action now

Respond to the consultation using our simple online tool.

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Staffing for safe and effective care: an opportunity to change the law.

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Members crucial to securing safe staffing law

Read about how nursing staff will shape every aspect of our campaign for legislation in England.

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