Janet Davies: Nursing Workforce report demands solutions to problems facing the profession

Janet Davies applauds the recommendations from a cross-party group of MPs about time for breaks and handovers, pay rises and other improvements
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Janet Davies applauds the recommendations from a cross-party group of MPs about time for breaks and handovers, pay rises and other improvements

The RCN welcomes the Nursing Workforce report that looks at problems facing the profession , and is pleased to have been able to play a key part in the Commons health committee’s consideration of the evidence.

This is the most important report on nurse staffing for many years, and we welcome the fact that it reflects so many of the concerns we have been raising for years.

Last week we learned that last year, for the first time, more nurses left the Nursing and Midwifery Council register than joined it. The most welcome of the committee’s conclusions is the recognition that


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