RCN responds to NHS England's National Retention Programme
Responding to the announcement from NHS England on the rollout of the National Retention Programme, Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, Dame Donna Kinnair said :
“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. This work demonstrates that investing in the workforce reaps dividends and achieves sustainable services for the benefit of patients.
“As well as bringing a new generation through education, the NHS is right to make keeping the best nurses a priority - flexible working, investment in training, fair pay and the right staffing levels go a long way to doing that.”