3 out of 4 say NHS has a nurses crisis
THREE-QUARTERS of adults believe there are not enough NHS nurses to keep patients safe, according to a survey for the Royal College of Nursing.
The NHS is short of 43,000 nurses, the RCN insists.
‘This could have been avoided,’ Janet Davies, chief executive of the RCN, will tell its annual congress in Belfast today.
‘We have so many vacancies because of cost-cutting and ineffective workforce planning driven by finance not the needs of patients.’
The RCN wants safe staffing laws for nursing across the UK. The YouGov survey polled 1,600 adults.