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Miliband admits health mistakes

Ed Miliband has told the Royal College of Nursing he is proud of the way Labour handled the NHS when Labour was in power, but admitted the party "did not get everything right".

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Department of Health: figures show decrease in number of qualified nurses

Department of Health (DoH) figures show:

  • The number of professional qualified clinical staff increased by 4,141 (0.7%) between May 2010 and January 2012, taking the total to 630,378.
  • Over the same period, the number of non-clinical staff decreased by 18,130 (7.6%)
  • The total number of qualified nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff has decreased by 3,677 (1.0%), taking the total down to 350,235

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