Letters: The Department of Health should keep its nurse advisors
The plan to scrap the Department of Health’s nursing and midwifery advisors shows a total disregard for nursing input.
I know the NHS needs to cut costs, but it deeply concerns me that we will lose this precious source of independent advice.
The Francis Inquiry into the failings at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust highlighted the need to strengthen nursing leadership, but this plan would make it weaker.
If nursing is to have a bright future it is essential to have a strong voice at the centre of government.
Ellen Nicholson, Queen's nurse advanced primary care practitioner
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