Over a thousand RCN members working in Greater London took part in the survey. Nursing staff of all levels gave their views about how the cost, standard and availability of housing affects them and the service they deliver to London's patients.
Commenting on the report, RCN London Regional Director Bernell Bussue said: “This survey of London nurses shows that the spiralling cost of housing is directly contributing to the recruitment crisis faced by our region’s health service. With staffing shortages in London getting worse by the year, while patient need continues to go up, essential services are being stretched to breaking point. The new Mayor needs to show real leadership and ensure that nursing staff are able to live and work here in the numbers needed to keep patients safe.”
For more information please contact Ewan Russell, RCN London Communications Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org