Friday, 29 September 2017

Urgent action needed to tackle staffing crisis

Urgent action needed to tackle staffing crisis Hospitals and health care providers must examine whether they have enough staff to deliver safe patient care this winter as the RCN discloses the concerns of frontline nursing staff.

More than 30,000 members responded to a survey seeking to gain a snapshot of their experiences on the last shift they worked.

The results, published in a new RCN report, paint a perturbing picture of staff stretched to the limit and compromised patient care.

Over half said there were less nursing staff on shift than planned and that care quality suffered as a result. Royal College of Nursing

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