RCN chief: Poor care caused by low levels of staff

ITV News Presenter Mary Nightingale asked the Royal College of Nursing chief Dr Peter Carter what was so "stupid" about plans for trainee nurses to work as healthcare assistants.

He said the problem with poor care was caused by low levels of staff and overwhelming workloads for nurses.

Read: Viewers describe their experiences of poor nursing care in NHS hospitals all over the UK

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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".