Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 10th October 2017.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health) 12:00 am, 10th October 2017

Although we support moves to broaden access to nursing, these measures are effectively an admission that the scrapping of bursaries has been a disaster, but whatever recruitment strategies there are, the Government need to improve retention. The Royal College of Nursing recently reported that half of nurses surveyed said that

“staff shortages are compromising…care”.

What steps are the Government taking to ensure that nurses can do their jobs properly right now?