– Mike Farrar, chief executive of the NHS Confederation of health service providers
I think it is critical that our staff have the maximum amount of time to be with their patients.
We understand that information collection is important...but we are still doing far too much on paper, far too much duplication and it really is taking away the time the nurses could have with patients.
At the moment they are all collecting it separately.
They are all putting (in) separate demands and it means nurses are having to fill in lots of things many, many times.
Nurses are "drowning in a sea of paperwork", the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said after figures suggested they spend 2.5 million hours a week on admin.