Running on Empty – NHS staff stretched to the limit – Unison – 14 April 2014

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Running on Empty – NHS staff stretched to the limit – Unison – 14 April 2014

News release: NHS nurses reaching danger point – Unison – 14 April 2014

“A new survey of almost 3,000 nurses from across the UK reveals a health service under severe strain, with 65% of staff saying that they did not have enough time with patients and 55% reporting that as a result care was left undone. This is despite the fact that 50% worked through their breaks or beyond their shift.

The survey – undertaken on Tuesday 4 March – shows a typical ‘day in the life’ of the NHS. The majority (60%) felt that the number of staff working on the day resulted in a lower standard of care and more shocking still were statistics showing that 45% of nurses were caring for 8 or more patients.”

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