The RCN believes that the NHS is sleepwalking into a nursing crisis in England that is drawing closer as the size of the cuts increase.
If the Government continues on its current path it will find itself stranded in a perfect storm of an ageing population with increasing healthcare demands, but without the adequate nursing workforce to deal with it.
– Report from Royal College of Nursing's Frontline First campaign
Health Secretary: 'Number of NHS clinical staff has gone up'
"The Royal College of Nurses sadly I don't think speak for their members because the picture they paint is not the picture that I see of the NHS. It is under pressure but actually the number of clinical staff throughout the NHS has gone up."