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Readers panel: Why do so many employers take no action when concerns about staffing levels are raised? 

In a recent 30,000-strong survey from the RCN, 44% of respondents said no action was taken when they raised concerns about staffing levels. Nursing Standard readers have their say. 

In a recent 30,000-strong survey from the RCN, 44% of respondents said no action was taken when they raised concerns about staffing levels. Nursing Standard readers have their say

Jessica Ross is an emergency department staff nurse

Staffing is a nationwide struggle, which suggests a systemic problem in the NHS. Trust bosses' hands must be tied to some extent for this to be such a large problem nationally. Nurses are conditioned to cope with difficult situations and our duty of care to our patients means we will push through, but when we show the ability to 'cope' with understaffing, this can easily become the norm. For the safety of our patients and ourselves, systemic change needs to happen.

Stephanie Cumming is a practice nurse and trainee advanced nurse practitioner in Warwickshire

Poor staffing levels contributed to my

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