ITV News poll: Nursing has become less compassionate

A majority of those surveyed ITV News Index, carried out by ComRes, say compassion in nursing and the quality of patient care has declined:

  • 65% agreed that nursing has become less compassionate in recent years
  • 55% said patient care is worse now than it was a decade ago

Source: ITV News/ComRes

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1/3 'experienced poor NHS care'

34% of those surveyed for ITV News have said they, or someone they knew, had experienced poor standards of care in the NHS in the past two years. In the wake of the Mid Staffs scandal, viewers have told ITV News of their experiences of nursing.