More than half of nurses believe their concerns about patient care are being ignored, according to a survey. Research for the Nursing Times found that staff are scared they will be labelled as troublemakers if they highlight problems.
It follows the Francis Report which criticised Stafford Hospital for "appalling standards of care".
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