Government and nursing unions fight over training

The government has been defending plans to force trainee nurses to work as healthcare assistants, after the head of the Royal College of Nursing called them "really stupid."

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has insisted the government will press ahead, saying they are the "right thing to do" in the wake of the Mid Staffordshire Hospital Scandal. Rupert Evelyn reports on the escalating row over patient care.

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Cameron defends nurse plans

The Prime Minister has defended his controversial plans to force trainee nurses to work as healthcare assistants, after the head of the Royal College of Nursing calling them a "really stupid idea".