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Royal College of Nursing comments on British Social Attitudes Survey of public attitudes to emergency care

Press Release 14/08/2019

Royal College of Nursing comments on British Social Attitudes Survey

Responding the British Social Attitudes Survey of public attitudes to emergency care Patricia Marquis, Royal College of Nursing Director for England said:

“A&E departments across the country are crammed because people are forced to go where the lights are on when they can’t get the treatment they need elsewhere.

“After the recent rhetoric around access to GPs and other services it must quickly become a reality.

“Staffing levels aren’t improving and yet demand is continuing to rise. This survey demonstrates the need for proper concerted investment across the whole of health and care services and accountability for safe staffing levels set in law.”

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