David Cameron has defended the Government's proposals for all new nurses to work as healthcare assistants, carrying out basic tasks, before beginning their nursing training.
The head of the Royal College of Nursing, Peter Carter, branded it a "really stupid idea".
Speaking at a PM Direct event in Derbyshire, Mr Cameron said: "It's going to be controversial, but in the end the kind of health service we want is not just about making sure we've got he facts and figures and the money spent well it's about the level of care."
The government says the RCN must work to improve standards instead of as a union for nurses after they hit out at new training plans.
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