RCN boss delivers stark warning to the new Prime Minister

The head of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), Dame Donna Kinnair, has written to the new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, warning that a “severe” lack of nurses is compromising patient care and safety.

During Boris Johnson’s first speech and subsequent statement to parliament on Thursday, he offered several promises to health and social care which include additional funding and resources.

The letter calls for the new PM to provide assurances over; accountability for safe staffing, additional funding for both pre and post-registration study, an immigration system that is “fit for purpose” and reassurances for nursing and healthcare staff over Brexit.

Full story in Nursing Notes, 26 July 2019