Royal College of Nursing responds to survey on end of life care

Press Release 28/05/2019

Responding to the Nursing Standard and Marie Curie survey on end of life care, Amanda Cheesley, Professional lead for long-term conditions and end-of-life care at the Royal College of Nursing said:

“Staff shortages are placing nurses under intolerable strain right across the NHS, and it is not surprising that nurses caring for people at the end of life feel unable to provide the level of care that these patients and their families expect and should have.  

"With a current shortfall of 40,000 registered nurse vacancies in England alone, it’s time for the government to change the law so that ministers and local NHS providers are explicitly accountable for making sure the NHS is safely staffed.”


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