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Nursing Times columnist Mark Radcliffe

The job of basic care should be handed back to nurses

I’d imagine it takes a lot to make Claire Rayner cross but nursing has done it. Not all of it, obviously. But some of it - a small but significant flake of it. And she has that look in her eye, like you’ve come round for tea and abused her hospitality by scoffing all the biscuits before everyone else has even been offered one. It’s a look that might make you melt with shame or at the very least rush out and buy some digestives.

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