Letter to Editor: Recruitment crisis for Nursing

Dear Editor,

THE majority of your readers will have had experience of nursing care, either directly through care they’ve received or from witnessing that given to family and friends.

However, many may be unaware of the current crisis in nursing which looks set to only get worse unless urgent action is taken now. Across England, there are 40,000 nursing posts vacant, with thousands more vacant posts across public health, social care and the independent sector. Shortages have a devastating effect on the morale and wellbeing of staff, as well as impacting on the care received by patients. The removal of bursaries for nursing students and the failure to train enough nurses has also contributed towards the current problems.

On 17 September – World Patient Safety Day – we, along with other members of the Royal College of Nursing, will be launching part of our safe staffing campaign aimed at letting the public know about the shortages and what we want the Government to do to tackle the problem.

Whether you work in healthcare, have been a patient or may need to access services in future, you can join the campaign to help get the Government to listen and act on our concerns. Please visit www.rcn.org.uk/safestaffing.

Kind regards,

Anne Wells, Natalie Brooks and Laura Bird

Nurses and RCN Eastern safe staffing campaign leads

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One Response to "Letter to Editor: Recruitment crisis for Nursing"

  1. MickyB77   September 12, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    The current debt, for PFI, en-acted by Bliar and Brown, has left the NHS
    indebted to the tune of £50 billion.
    Typical of the lefties, who adore spending other peoples money.
    When Boris gets us out of the EU, we’ll have the famous £39 billion in our
    back pocket, to spend as we wish, and being generous, he will probably
    donate some billions to the very needy NHS, for staff etc.
    A very good reason to get OUT of the E U, more like ‘ Eeyore’ to me.

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