NHS cost-cutting being put ahead of patients’ welfare, claims watchdog

Care Quality Commission’s report on England’s healthcare says one in 10 patients are denied respect and dignityStaffing problems in NHS hospitals are leading to patients receiving poor care and being exposed to danger from errors with their medication, the health service regulator warns in a report published on Friday that doctors’ and nurses’ leaders claim […]
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Nurses say NHS job cuts are harming care standards

Union claims that loss of over 6,000 posts is likely to affect care for older people and those with mental health conditionsThe NHS’s ability to care properly for patients is under threat because hospitals are laying off so many nurses, the Royal College of Nursing has warned.The loss of more than 6,000 nursing posts in […]
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NHS pay cuts will lead to exodus of health workers, say nurses

Royal College of Nursing speaks out against local pay bargaining for hospital staff in south-west EnglandNHS hospitals that impose pay cuts on staff will see health professionals leaving in protest and the quality of care coming under threat as a result, nurses’ leaders claim.Care in the south-west of England, where 20 NHS trusts are seeking […]
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Lansley: unions ‘having a go at government’

Health secretary defends proposals as Royal College of Nursing and Royal College of Midwives call for bill to be scrappedThe health secretary, Andrew Lansley, has accused trade unions of “wanting to have a go at the government” after organisations representing frontline staff in the NHS moved to oppose the government’s health reforms.The Royal College of […]
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Andrew Lansley: unions want to ‘have a go at government’ over health reforms

Health secretary defends proposals as Royal College of Nursing and Royal College of Midwives call for bill to be scrappedThe health secretary, Andrew Lansley, has accused trade unions of “wanting to have a go at the government” after organisations representing frontline staff in the NHS moved to oppose the government’s health reforms.The Royal College of […]
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