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NHS People Plan: we need ambition, funding and leaders who are legally accountable

Safe staffing crisis is crying out for solutions that are radical, says RCN England director
nursing associate talks to patient and relative

Safe staffing crisis is crying out for solutions that are radical, says RCN England director

A Mumsnet partnership is one of the plan's more ​​eye-catching ideas.

I woke up on Tuesday to find the health press summing up the week’s biggest NHS news as ‘jam tomorrow’ – perhaps a little unfairly.

A fuller read of the Interim NHS People Plan revealed a welcome but underdeveloped set of proposals to improve NHS management, boost ethical overseas recruitment, create more clinical training places and increase the number of nursing associates. There’s also a much-reported partnership with Mumsnet to tempt leavers to return.

What we have is a plan for a plan

There’s little to disagree with in any of this, and it

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