The NHS needs more money

Harefield Gazette - - YOUR SAY -

A RE­PORT by the Royal Col­lege of Nurs­ing has found that there are not enough nurses to safely care for pa­tients.

This echoes what we have long been say­ing re­gard­ing the dev­as­tat­ing im­pact staff short­ages are having on the de­liv­ery of pa­tient care in the NHS.

The cur­rent re­cruit­ment and re­ten­tion cri­sis across the health ser­vice is a direct re­sult of years of chronic un­der­fund­ing as nurses and doc­tors feel in­creas­ingly over­stretched and un­der­val­ued.

As doc­tors heav­ily rely on nurses as part of a multi-pro­fes­sional work­force, in a hospi­tal and com­mu­nity set­ting, an in­ad­e­quate nurs­ing work­force af­fects the qual­ity of care all staff can pro­vide for pa­tients.

The govern­ment must move be­yond the pat­tern of short-sighted cuts, and in­stead de­liver the long-term in­vest­ment nec­es­sary to en­sure an NHS that is col­lab­o­ra­tive, sup­port­ive and cares for its pa­tients. Dr Chaand Nag­paul Chair­man, Bri­tish Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion Coun­cil

An an­i­mal wel­fare char­ity is call­ing for peo­ple to get be­hind In­ter­na­tional Work­ing An­i­mal Day which takes place on Fri­day

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