“No newly qualified nurse will stay in post if staffing levels and workload aren’t addressed soon” warns nursing expert

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Royal College of Nursing general secretary Dame Donna Kinnair will call for safe staffing levels to be enshrined in law in a speech today.

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Birmingham nurse and Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing at Birmingham City University, Ann-Marie Dodson, supports the proposed changes.

She said: “This needs to be a priority. If staffing levels and workload aren’t addressed soon, no newly qualified nurse will stay in post.

“As nurses, we all have a sense of duty and goodwill towards our vocation, but work-life balance is becoming increasingly important.

“The Department for Health and Social Care must act now. We are in a disaster already.”

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