For the past two-and-a-half years, the Government's consistent rhetoric has been that frontline posts and services are being protected.
Sadly, that is simply not the case. Tens of thousands of posts have gone and cuts are a now common occurrence on the ground, hitting jobs and services that patients rely on.
Nursing is not being protected in the same way as some other clinical professions, with posts and training places often cut for purely financial reasons.
We believe all clinical professions should be afforded equal protection. Currently, the nursing supply line is being choked and, given the importance of nursing to provide high quality care, this has worrying implications for patients.
Indeed, if this current trend continues, we fear the worst for patient care in this country.
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