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The shadow health secretary Andy Burnham has said that the Prime Minister's "headline-grabbing" NHS care announcement "don't address the real issue" of inadequate staffing levels to provide safe care.
ITV Daybreak spoke to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt over new measures to improve nursing standards.
He said these measures will be a 'step in the right direction', towards the attitude around healthcare.
And added: "I will speak out if there are any hospitals that get rid of nurses in a way that compromises patient care, because that shouldn't happen anywhere."
Roy Lilley, Healthcare analyst told ITV Daybreak that the big issue concerning the NHS at the moment was the ratio of staff to the number of patients on the wards.
Today David Cameron will announce new measures to improve nursing standards, which he says is a key priority for the Government this year.