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Nursing leader's warning over NHS job cuts

Job cuts in the NHS in England could endanger patients' lives, the head of the Royal College of Nursing has said.

The union fears 27,000 posts will be cut, and many more could be at risk, as part of required efficiency savings of up to £20bn over four years.

General secretary Dr Peter Carter warned NHS trusts against making "rabbit in the headlight cuts" that could "jeopardise the quality and standard of patient care".

  • 26 Dec 2010
  • From the section Health
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