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Nurses’ annual leave cancelled: the cost of NHS mismanagement

When nurses lose their leave due to poor workforce planning, a line has been crossed – and piling more pressure on stressed staff will cause long-term problems

When nurses lose their leave due to poor workforce planning, a line has been crossed – and piling more pressure on stressed staff will cause long-term problems

I don’t know about you, but I have found that over the past two years of the COVID-19 pandemic some words have come into their own.

Take the word ‘negative’, which used to have a sort of lacklustre feeling about it. Now there is nothing that makes you feel more positive than a negative, while the word ‘positive’ has very negative connotations indeed.

An ‘unprecedented’ way to justify unacceptable conditions for nurses

Then there is ‘unprecedented’ – a word banned in our household for overuse.

This term is

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