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Jane Bates: What nursing needs is adequate resources, not royal patronage

Duchess of Cambridge's endorsement of Nursing Now campaign is not enough to keep us sweet
Duchess of Cambridge

Duchess of Cambridge's endorsement of Nursing Now campaign is not enough to keep us sweet

I would so love to be wrong. In fact, it would be brilliant if I were wrong.

I would even do the Highland Fling on our hospital rooftop if I were wrong, but I cannot shake the feeling that inviting the Duchess of Cambridge to big up the nursing profession is whistling into the wind when more consequential efforts should be made to keep nurses nursing.

I am talking about Nursing Now – a three-year campaign to boost the status of nursing across the globe, which the Duchess helped launch at St Thomas’ Hospital in London at the end

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