RCN: '60,000 frontline NHS jobs at risk'

More than 60,000 frontline jobs in the NHS, including those of nurses, are at risk of being axed because of spending cuts, with almost half already gone, according to "stark" figures in a new study by the Royal College of Nursing.

The Royal College of Nursing said community nurses were among those facing cuts, which meant that government plans to move care from acute hospitals to community sites were a "facade."