Reported discrimination towards BME staff has gone up from 13.8 per cent to 15 per cent in the last 12 months, according to the latest NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard report
Fiona Smith, RCN Professional Lead for Children and Young People said: “When it comes to addressing the rising demand for children and young people’s mental health support, the Government hasn’t matched rhetoric with reality.
Today’s data reveals a 60 per cent increase in patients waiting too long in 2018/19, compared to the same months of the previous year
The RCN says translating good intentions into better treatment and care for patients relies on having the right number of nurses.
The RCN welcomes a plan that keeps the NHS a world leader and true to its roots. But, when existing services are already under strain, NHS staff are waiting for a further plan to address the extra staff needed.
RCN responds to Christmas winter sit rep report
Professor Dame Donna Kinnair, Acting RCN Chief Executive and General Secretary, responding to the Immigration White Paper, said: “When the starting salary for a nurse is £23,000, a minimum salary threshold above that for international nursing staff won’t work."
Responding to the first set of additional weekly winter monitoring reports by NHS England, Prof Dame Donna Kinnair, Royal College of Nursing Acting Chief Executive and General Secretary, said: “The cold weather is only just beginning to bite, yet it seems NHS performance dipped to a worrying level"
The Royal College of Nursing today (Wednesday) announces the results of its Council elections for 12 posts.
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