Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Nurse numbers rise 'eclipsed by jump in patients'

Nurse numbers rise 'eclipsed by jump in patients' The rise in hospital nurses in England has been dwarfed by a jump in patients, a study suggests.

The Royal College of Nursing research points to data showing the nurse workforce has increased by 4.6% in five years.

But hospital admissions have jumped by 12.3% - nearly three times the rate.

The union says this shows more needs to be done to ensure safe staffing, but the government says the rising NHS budget will ensure high-quality care. BBC News

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