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'Fear and intimidation' in NHS

The Royal College of Nursing says nearly a quarter of nurses have been warned off raising concerns about patient care in the NHS - in spite of the Stafford Hospital scandal.

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Student nurses 'not protected' by whistleblowing laws

Student nurses are not protected if they raise concerns about patient care Credit: ITV News

The Royal College of Nursing is calling on the government to extend whistleblowing legislation to student nurses.

The union claims that the current Public Interest Disclosure Act doesn't cover training nurses who raise concerns about patient care.

The government said it would consider the proposal, as it seeks to implement some of the recommendations made in the public inquiry into the poor standards of care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.

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