In the interview Mr Brown took personal responibility for staging nurses' pay last year, a decision he took while still Chancellor.
He added that he expected that nurses would support the next round of service reconfigurations in the NHS, as they will be proposed by clinicians
And he praised the efforts of nurses to improve healthcare in the National Health Service.
He said: 'I must give praise for the work done by all nurses, whether they are specialist nurses, diabetes nurses…all of these areas are where we are focusing. We really want to praise the work that nurses have done.’
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