Letters: Government must improve working standards to retain nurses

In light of the recent news that 33,000 nurses are leaving the NHS each year, working standards need to be improved to retain staff.

It comes as no surprise that the tipping point between nurses entering and leaving the NHS has finally been reached. Throughout the years that I worked for the NHS, there had been a progressive decline in the number of nursing staff working on wards. At the same time, patient demand was rapidly increasing despite budgets being severely stripped back.

When I first...

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