“Today we’re issuing a stark warning that patient safety is being endangered by nursing shortages. Staffing shortfalls are never simply numbers on a spreadsheet - they affect real patients in real communities",says Dame Donna Kinnair
“We now urge the Government to address the current workforce crisis in the NHS by investing £1 billion in nurse higher education to increase our domestic supply of nurses", says Dame Donna Kinnair
This week, Sheffield plays host to nurse researchers from across the globe for a historic RCN International Nursing Research Conference starting today [Tuesday 3 September 2019] - three days of idea-sharing and discussion that could change the future of nursing and healthcare.
“I urge all of those who are eligible to vote to use this opportunity to vote for candidates to represent you views and ensure your voice is heard", says Sue Warner, outgoing Chair of RCN Council
“If action is not taken now to boost the number of people starting, and crucially completing, nursing degrees we will continue seeing patient care being put at risk", says Patricia Marquis, RCN Director for England
“Nursing staff won’t see improvements in hospital catering if they can’t even take time to eat a proper meal on shift without putting patients in harm’s way", says Patricia Marquis, RCN Director for England
RCN Professional Lead for Public Health Helen Donovan said: “These suggestions will go some way towards improving the uptake of vaccines."
“If we are to boost the numbers needed to give patients the care they deserve we need to see decisive action through proper and sustained investment in our nurses of the future", says Dame Donna Kinnair
“Staffing levels aren’t improving and yet demand is continuing to rise", says Patricia Marquis, Royal College of Nursing Director for England
“Such a high salary threshold would prevent nurses and other health and care professionals from other countries being recruited to work here", says Dame Donna Kinnair
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