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Sign now and be heard

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More than 100 nurses have already signed Nursing Times’ online petition calling for guidance ‘to state clearly that a nurse should be on the board’, and left comments of support

‘Nurses represent the largest proportion of healthcare professionals and we can offer invaluable insight into how the healthcare system can be improved, not just for patients but at an organisational level’

Catriona Campbell-Baigrie

‘Healthcare is multidisciplinary and it is important that it is represented by all disciplines in order to ensure a balanced view on delivery of care and outcomes’

Patricia Lane

‘I sincerely believe that nurses have the necessary experience and knowledge that could be paramount in positively shaping the future of the NHS. Consequently, I am of the opinion that they ought to be actively involved in the new commissioning consortia’

Monique Davis

‘Nurses have vast experience and knowledge but I don’t believe this is utilised in the health service. Decisions are made by people who very often have never worked as a nurse and it is very frustrating when they make decisions which simply will not work in practice’

Katy Nickless

‘As the largest professional group within the NHS and with, arguably, the strongest patient focus, which is not determined by financial incentivisation, it surely goes without saying that nurses must be in situ when commissioning boards make decisions that affect patient care and the future of the NHS’

Beverley Bostock

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