Nurses fear being labelled as troublemakers if they raise concerns

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Jenni Middleton "I have spoken to nurses who, having raised concerns, have been sidelined and ostracised by their employers" #NTSOS

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Half of nurses who had raised concerns about the NHS said they were not dealt with properly http://t.co/PJ5EHxzwDx Follow @nursingtimessos

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Almost 30% of nurses said being viewed as a troublemaker was the biggest barrier to speaking up http://t.co/PJ5EHxzwDx #NTSOS

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Nurses believe concerns ignored

More than half of nurses believe their concerns about patient care are being ignored, according to a survey. It follows the Francis Report which criticised Stafford Hospital for "appalling standards of care".