We asked the nursing community on twitter for their reaction to the Royal College of Nursing reporting than there are 4,000 fewer nurses in the health service than four years ago.
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21 March, 2014
The importance of the “little” things in nursing, such as kindness and compassion, are often talked about but without the recognition that these are far from “little” things.
13 March, 2014
The Royal College of Nursing’s latest Frontline First report has revealed the NHS has nearly 4,000 fewer senior nurses than it did four years ago.
11 March, 2014Steve Ford
The health service has nearly 4,000 fewer senior nurses than it did just four years ago, according to a report by the Royal College of Nursing.
4 March, 2014Jo Stephenson
Campaigners from the Safe Staffing Alliance have emphasised that a nurse-patient ratio of more than one-to-eight should be a warning signal that a ward may be struggling.
26 November, 2013Steve Ford
Frontline nurses need more support and training in coping with complaints from patients, nursing leaders have been warned by the author of an NHS review.
23 May, 2013Jo Stephenson
Nearly half of senior nurses believe leadership in the NHS is poor while most say not enough priority is given to quality of care, according to a new survey.
The big question: what impact will the lack of senior nurses in new CCGs have on the health service?
8 November, 2012
Clinical commissioning groups will take over from primary care trusts in April but only a third of them have so far earmarked an executive post for a senior nurse.
5 June 2012Dave West
The senior nurses who monitor quality and safety of hospital care have seen huge upheaval since the government announced its NHS reforms, an investigation reveals.
21 April, 2012Dave West
NHS leaders have given the strongest signal yet that clinical commissioning groups should appoint senior and experienced nurses.