Responding to the interim NHS People Plan, Patricia Marquis, the Royal College of Nursing’s Director in England, said
“This document begins to tackle the real issues but many will reserve final judgement until funding levels and practical details are revealed.
“The NHS - and the people who use it - deserve a detailed solution to the current crisis, including a new legal framework on accountability for the workforce. When there are 40,000 unfilled nurse jobs in England, we need to see urgency from Ministers.
"To attract the very best professionals into nursing and the NHS, it must be a world class employer that pays fair salaries, pensions and demonstrates the flexibility employees increasingly need and expect.”