Dis­abil­ity safety con­cern of nurses

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk & world Update -

NURSES who work with peo­ple with learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties have “real con­cerns” about the safety of their clients be­cause of cuts in ser­vices, ac­cord­ing to a new study. A poll of 500 nurses re­vealed that three out of four saw spend­ing cuts to ser­vices in their area in the past year. The Royal Col­lege of Nurs­ing said its sur­vey also dis­cov­ered cuts in the range of ser­vices of­fered, such as health ed­u­ca­tion and per­sonal care pack­ages. Al­most 1.5 mil­lion peo­ple in the UK have a learn­ing dis­abil­ity and the fig­ure is set to in­crease in the com­ing years, said the RCN, which has also warned of cuts among other ar­eas of nurs­ing, in­clud­ing the prospect of 60,000 job losses across the NHS.

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