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RCN delivers giant letter on safe staffing to Matt Hancock

The letter was signed by thousands of nurses at this year’s congress
RCN letter on safe staffing with thousands of signatures

The letter was signed by thousands of nurses at this year’s congress

A giant letter signed by thousands of nurses calling on health and social care secretary Matt Hancock to back a safe staffing law in England has been delivered to the heart of government.

RCN members took the letter – which was signed by members attending RCN congress in May – to the Department of Health and Social Care (DH) in London.

Safe regions

The letter reads: ‘Wales has one. Scotland has one. When will we?’

Wales’ nurse staffing law was implemented in April 2018 for adult acute medical and surgical inpatient wards.

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