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Diabetes nurses being 'pushed to breaking point'


Many DSN post are being frozen and then more junior nurses are doing the DSN job. If this continues then the CCGs will see that they can commission lower grade nurses to do the job. This will mean the patients will not be getting the care they need and the DSNs are going to become very disheartened and possibly leave. We need to feel valued by the Trusts we work for not just the patients we look after. The diabetes population is increasing daily so surely we need to increase the number of highly skilled DSNs we have not decrease them or replace them with less skilled nurses.

Posted date

4 April, 2014

Posted time

0:08 am