Professor Sally Shearer, Director of Nursing and Quality recognised with a Royal Honour, which recognises her work as a compassionate advocate for families and as a driving force in developing the nurses of the future.
England needed 40K forty thousand nursing and midwifery graduates,in this winter,The Royal College of Nursing calls on the government to “be honest” about the risks a lack of staff could pose to patient safety.
NHS England moved its highest alert level to deal with COVID-19 cases after number of coronavirus patients in hospitals rose to more than 11,000.
RCN said it has “grave concerns” about how services will be safely staffed in winter as “it’s too late to find the nurses to meet the likely demand”.
“The government must be honest about widespread nursing vacancies and what steps need to be taken to keep patients and staff safe despite a depleted workforce,” the union said.