Disability safety concern of nurses
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.