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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Old Market Square in Nottingham was a blaze of orange, green and white as hundreds brave the blizzard-like conditions.
Snow showers to continue with bitterly cold conditions across the region.
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