MPs reject legislation to improve nurse staffing levels – for the second time

MPs have once again rejected plans for a three-yearly independent health and social care workforce assessment. Health minister Edward Argar claimed the new legislation was “unnecessary” and said the Government was already undertaking substantial work to address chronic staffing shortages in the health service.

The original amendment would have required the government to publish an independent assessment of the health and social care workforce every two years, but this was rejected in March. Amendment 29B moved this to every three years.

Full story in Nursing Notes, 27 April 2022