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Short-staffed and attacked by patients: who safeguards nurses?

Nursing staff are facing rising levels of abuse from patients as NHS waiting lists soar, but if management keeps turning a blind eye, they will vote with their feet

Nursing staff are facing rising levels of abuse from patients as NHS waiting lists soar, but if management keeps turning a blind eye, they will vote with their feet

Imagine you are watching the last nest of the lesser spotted woodpecker being wrecked by vandals.

Then, when the world’s sole surviving chick is carried away by a hungry fox, you realise you are witnessing extinction at first hand.

Frustrated patients are biting the hands that feed

With nurses being the nearest that humans have to an endangered species, the fact that those still standing are being thrown under a bus by NHS management fills me with dread.

Nurses are suffering

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