RCN: 'Front-line staff need more support'

Dr Peter Carter, chief executive and general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), has said while he agrees with the Health Secretary, hospitals need more support; "our members will agree that all hospitals should be aiming for excellence, but this requires investment and leadership.

A member of the nursing staff dispensing drugs from a trolley on a ward Credit: David Jones/PA Wire

"Front-line staff want to work in excellent hospitals, but they need the proper support to be able to do this. Team GB's fantastic success is down to a combination of ambition supported by proper investment and resources, and this needs to be emulated in the NHS."