RCN: NHS cuts in numbers

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said:

  • More than 30,000 NHS jobs are at risk of being cut
  • Since the coalition came to power in May 2010, the NHS workforce in England has decreased by 28,500 posts
  • A further 32,700 jobs are at risk
  • Between May 2010 and July this year, the number of qualified nurses working for the health service reduced by more than 6,000


NHS 'sleepwalking' into crisis

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has warned that the NHS is "sleepwalking into a crisis", saying that huge staff reductions come as there is a soaring demand for care.