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First aid won’t fix NHS: where are the serious staffing plans?

With staff on strike, 50,000 nurse vacancies and services buckling under pressures, the government’s latest scheme is a pensions change to lure back retirees

With staff on strike, 50,000 nurse vacancies and services buckling under pressures, the government’s latest scheme is a pensions change to lure back retirees

It’s a well-worn comparison, but ‘a sticking plaster on a broken leg’ seems to say it all.

The latest scheme on the government’s agenda is to improve pension conditions to entice retired nurses back to work. Really? The NHS is about to fold in on itself like a house of cards and this all our politicians can come up with?

Thanks, but no thanks, from this retiree

A few returning nurses are not going to address the 50,000 vacancies, so put away the first aid kit, guys, and fetch the plaster of Paris.

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