“We need to see a sustained investment to grow the supply of our future nurses and the urgent delivery of a long-term plan for the staff of the NHS", says Dame Donna Kinnair
“With one in ten nursing posts currently vacant in England alone - the situation will not change unless the NHS manages to recruit more staff", says RCN Director in England Patricia Marquis
“This plan is encouraging to see. In recent years, the nursing profession has been left shrinking as intolerable pressure saw too many burnt-out and voting with their feet." Says Dame Donna Kinnair
“Investing in the health and care workforce supports good health outcomes for our population which in turn, provides opportunities for growth and socio-economic mobility", writes Dame Donna Kinnair
"We need to talk" - That’s the message nursing staff gave the Health Secretary today when they delivered a giant letter signed by thousands of nursing staff concerned that England doesn’t have a law in place to guarantee safe levels of nurse staffing.
“When people are pitching their tents at festivals this summer, they should not stake their health on thinking laughing gas is safe way to get a high" says RCN Professional Lead for Mental Health Nursing Catherine Gamble
Responding to the HSIB report on undetected battery ingestion in children, RCN Professional Lead for Public Health Helen Donovan said: “This is a welcome report that highlights the very real risks these batteries can cause if they are swallowed."
“Antimicrobial resistance is one of the biggest challenges facing modern healthcare and this is a welcome investment to confront this challenge" says RCN Professional Lead for Infection Prevention and Control, Rose Gallagher
“Patient confidence in NHS staff remains high thanks in no small part to the dedicated work of nursing professionals, many of whom routinely work unpaid overtime to deliver the care people need" says RCN Director for England Patricia Marquis
“This document begins to tackle the real issues but many will reserve final judgement until funding levels and practical details are revealed, " Patricia Marquis, RCN England Director, said.
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