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Scrapping DH nurse advisors is a blow to nursing

I would like to urge all nurses to join me in letting health secretary Jeremy Hunt know of our deep concern over proposals to scrap the Department of Health’s nursing and midwifery advisors.
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I would like to urge all nurses to join me in letting health secretary Jeremy Hunt know of our deep concern over proposals to scrap the Department of Healths nursing and midwifery advisors.

Cost savings may well be needed, but removing this precious source of independent advice shows a total disregard for nursing input.

The Francis inquiry highlighted the need to strengthen nursing leadership, not weaken it still further as this move would.

If nursing is to have a bright future it is essential it has a strong voice at the centre of government.

Ellen Nicholson, Queens Nurse Advanced Primary Care Practitioner

I would like to urge all nurses to join me in letting health secretary Jeremy Hunt know of our deep concern over proposals to scrap the Department of Health’s nursing and midwifery advisors.

Cost savings may well be needed, but removing this precious source of independent advice shows a total disregard for nursing input.

The Francis inquiry highlighted the need to strengthen nursing leadership, not weaken it still further as this move would.

If nursing is to have a bright future it is essential it has a strong voice at the centre of government.

 

Ellen Nicholson,  Queens Nurse Advanced Primary Care Practitioner

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