Personnel exodus could potentially affect manning levels over Christmas
A dramatic fall in the number of senior nurses across the NHS could have serious consequences on the service’s manning levels over the Christmas period, a recent media news report on the matter was able to reveal.
The number of senior nurses has fallen by almost 3,400 since 2010, from 66,832 to 63,458 in 2014 and up to 1,800 nurses of all grades are said to have left the profession in the past two months alone, official figures were able to reveal.
This trend is particularly concerning as attendances at A&E are up 5 per cent on the equivalent period last year, and during one week in November, 108,301 patients were admitted to hospital, an all-time high for a single week.
Howard Catton, head of policy at the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said the body was “deeply concerned about the skills and experience that the NHS is losing”.
“Cutting senior nursing posts means that the NHS has lost vital experience and knowledge, built up over many years, at a time when it needs it more than ever,” he said.
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